Winged Migrations is an ongoing interactive multimedia project, inspired by pollinators such as bees, butterflies and birds, intended to stimulate a dialogue about the impact human habitation has upon nature, our relationship to our surroundings and issues about sustainability.
Thanks to an Artist Trust GAP grant awarded to me this year I will be continuing to develop this project in 2017 as an interactive installation involving bumble bees. Stay tuned.
The first part of this project has been the creation of installation work made from up-cycled materials and cut tyvek acting as visual narratives about our connection to the world.
The work is a direct response to current news issues such as the decline of pollinators due to pesticides and habitat destruction and an exploration of ways we can make a difference.The work is intended to be uplifting and to bring us back into an awareness of our connection with nature, its beauty and its ability to adapt, transform and for rebirth that is also a part of the natural cycles of destruction and recreation.The process of creating this work has grown into a fascination with this adaptability of nature to transform external influences including using what it has found in creative ways.
Using found and up-cycled materials such as thread, yarn and fabric in my exterior installations allows for interactive opportunities for animals such as birds to forage for nesting material.