‘WINGED MIGRATIONS ’ is a mixed media art installation I have been working on using found and up-cycled paper, and handmade paint. The imagery explores color and pattern inspired by butterfly wing patterns as seen under a microscope. The installation is intended to be uplifting and to bring us back to an awareness of our connection with nature, its beauty, 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 comes from my fascination with this adaptability of nature to transform external influences including using what it has found in creative ways.
The project is a development of my interest in pollinators and their plight due to habitat loss and the impact the use pesticides has upon them. My work is intended to be a vehicle for stimulating conversations about the impact human habitation can have upon the earth and asking us to look for ways to live on earth that are regenerative and more sustainable including creating from repurposed materials.
My installation will be on display in a shopfront on John Street on the corner of John Street and Boren Ave N in the South Lake Union area for three months from August 14th 2017, as part of the Shunpike storefronts program.
A big thank you to Shunpike for funding my project.