NATURE, BIRDS, METAPHOR, SELF

 

The bird paintings became an extension from my Group series. In my Group series I used abstract versions of people. The people represented “the other” (within the group). I wanted to continue to tell the “the other” story by using "odd birds".  Actual birds...still metaphor...but now birds. I began this series by drawing groups of birds. Then, as I continued to work on this series I decided I would switch over from drawing groups of birds to painting groups of birds. In the paintings I began to separate the "odd bird" from the group in a very significant way. The new bird is much larger. The emphasis is placed squarely on him. I discovered that this new bird is a metaphor for myself. The main bird is just reflecting what I am feeling during that period of time.

Wrong Crowd
Integration
Segregation
Migration
Migration with wrong crowd
Hanging out with the in crowd.
Misty morning
Coming out of the Fall
Emerge.
Of Two Minds
Memory