Displaced: Birds of America

2019. For Displaced: Birds of America I modeled paper birds after John J. Audubon’s Great Northern Diver from his Birds of America and placed them into a variety of existing landscapes around my home. Much like museum dioramas from the late 1800s and Audubon’s watercolors from Birds of America I am trying to duplicate the wonder of an intimate encounter with a “real” creature in its habitat. The difference is that I have presented these animals’ habitats, not in some distant untouched land, but in our existing world.