P L U M E

16mm | 1.37 | Mono | 2022

Fingers pluck fallen evidence of flight; placed and traced to make avian light.

Artist Statement: P L U M E responds to a 2019 State of Canada’s Birds Report issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada that the diversity and abundance of Canada’s birds are in sharp decline. Thinking about this report and the effects of climate change and our interconnectedness with the natural world, I became an avid bird watcher, recording bird songs and collecting and labelling discarded feathers and down blends. The images in P L U M E are imprints from feathers soaked in a plant-based developer solution, a phytogram technique developed by filmmaker Karel Doing, and reanimated using optical printing and digital editing techniques.

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