Thursday, August 23, 2007

Imaginary Souvenirs

Mixed media installation

Ceramic flocked pigeons (Souvenirs of the larger souvenir pigeons)

Post cards

Archival inkjet prints

40 Felt Pigeons: Hand-processed raw wool from a local farm, Squeeze activated voice recorders, Fragments of recorded audio from neighborhood interviews

40 Snow Globe Pigeons: Individually crafted plastic forms, water, photographic prints, artificial snow

Half of the life-sized pigeons were originally shown in the Mills College Museum. The rest were released closer to where they originated: both inside and outisde of the fence surrounding the Mills campus in Oakland, CA. All the birds left outside had tags inviting people to take them home and send me an image or story about where they end up.

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