Mass Migrations is a multifaceted project began in July 2015 during my time as the Artist-in-Residence at Constellation Studios, an independent community print studio in Lincoln, Nebraska owned and operated by Karen Kunc. The project is informed by my research into the social/political ramifications of bird representations in field guides, the history and culture of birdwatching, and the relationships between birdwatchers and birds, and more broadly speaking, between humans and the natural environment. In 2015-2016, the project's socially engaged element, FLOCK involved participants from Lincoln, NE & Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. In a socially engaged art project, the "art" is the interactions between participants/viewers and the artist. In my practice, I often make imagery or objects with participants, but only as a way to facilitate a shared dialogue about our connections to nature.
In October 2016, Mass Migrations will be part of the Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Images from Paper Fox will be posted soon!
FLOCK (SOCIALLY ENGAGED PROJECT)
A SURVEY OF POPULAR BIRDS & THEIR BEHAVIORS (ARTIST'S BOOK)
SHENANDOAH (PRINT SERIES)
BRIGHT CROWNS (ARTIST'S BOOK)