Homeland

Homeland is one of the pieces based on the map of Cambodia.  I chose this map because it is the last remaining habitat of the elegant and nearly extinct Bengal Florican.  The map adds another layer of meaning to the piece that is built with feathers fabricated from fused plastic bags and printed with images of endangered birds and endangered languages.  This piece also features a haze of waxed linen and wire threads that give additional dimensionality to the surface of the piece and also evokes the texture of bird nests.

Medium: Screen printing on fused plastic bags, sewing, linen threads, wire threads
Size: 49 x 49 x 4”
Date: 2018