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A Bird has a Face for You (2014)

An unseen layer wraps around the bird until the realization dawns upon us that we are looking at a bird. This is the essence of our pursuit of beauty and love. I observe the painter who embarks on a quest to capture the bird. I contemplate the painter's narrative of this journey, her longing to reach out to the bird, her every effort to grasp it. She will do everything she can to hold the bird. She knows that no other bird is quite like this one, the one she painted and the one she was unable to paint. The story of the process of capturing this bird is the bird itself.

Installation shot: Untitle Wall, Wallspace Gallery, Ottawa, 2015, Curated by Patricia Barr

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