M I G R A T I O N A N D M O T I O N


 
Flyway/Byway Diptych - natural dye on paper with beeswax. 48” x 60”

Flyway/Byway Diptych - natural dye on paper with beeswax. 48” x 60”

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Migration and Motion is a body of work I am creating with natural dye and pigments to visually capture bird migration, seasonal change and experiences outdoors. My interest in migration began because it coincides with plant growth and signals the arrival and departure of seasons.  Bird behavior can predict when flowers bloom, bugs arrive and the weather.  I feel the resiliency of birds, or their decline can mirror the health of our environment.  

Inspiration for this project comes from observations outdoors and insights from others. I hope to learn more about what we see as a community, how we move and travel to seek out certain birds and the challenges that bird populations face due to human interaction, pollution and climate change. My final series of paintings will speak to these ideas.

Migration and Motion will be exhibited at - Art Attack - Northrup King’s Annual Fall Open Studio Event

Located at: 1500 Jackson Street NE - Minneapolis 55413 - Studio #256 

Friday, November 1st - 5:00 - 10:00 PM

Saturday, November 2nd - Noon - 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 3rd - Noon - 5:00 PM

Migration and Motion is generously funded by a Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant.  

I have gained much insight and knowledge from area birders as this project progresses and I would love to learn more! Below is a series of questions that I am curious about and your answers will help me with this endeavor. Feel free to share as much information or as little as you would like. Any answers/comments as an avid birder, novice, naturalist or just the curious are truly appreciated!

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Emily Donovan is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.