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Worth Two (Constructed Refuge) in progress

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.

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