|approx 5' square, hand cut plastic, paint pen, wood|
This piece speaks to the adage "A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush*". The statement has been haunting me, begging to be used in ecological "guilt-trip" sculpture. As I consider this use of phrase, I am equally persuaded to demonstrate my own artistic worth (fulfilling the symbol of the Bird), and the worth of the establishment (the Bush).
The symbolic Bush is a protectant that allows you the privilege to exist, (the original Bird being saved from hunter's grasp) and then doubles every valuable component of your being. It is a powerful place! And to recreate it as a piece aware of it's own place within a gallery is to raise conversation of the insular bubble and the artist's awareness of inclusion.