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Twice: Migration
Cut and folded paper
9'h x 18' w x 12" d
2021
Twice : Migration installed at Friesen Gallery
Cut and folded paper birds
9' h x 30' w x 12" d
2009
Twice : Migration installed at Friesen Gallery
Cut and folded paper birds
12' h x 11" w x 7" d
2009
Twice : Migration (detail)
Cut and folded paper birds
12' h x 11" w x 7" d
2009
Twice : Migration
Felt, machine embroidery, and specimen pins
8' h x 12' w x 1.5" d
2009
Twice : Migration (detail)
Felt, machine embroidery, and specimen pins
8' h x 12' w x 1.5" d
2009

The installation, Twice : Migration, refers to the phenomenon of groups of birds moving as one in flight and to various scientific and literary descriptions of the biannual movement of birds in migration. The work is made up of hundreds of cut, folded, and glued white paper birds that are attached to the gallery wall in a variety of ways to create the illusion of movement with the addition of light and shadow. The felt birds are embroidered with words taken from a chapter on these movements in Arthur J. Thompson's The Biology of Birds published in 1923. It has been shown in various configurations at the following museums and art centers:

Installation in the exhibition This Earth: Notes and Observations by Montello Foundation Artists at SUMA, 2021

Installation at the High Desert Museum, Bend, OR as part of the exhibition Animal Journeys: Navigating in Nature, 2019

Installation at Boise Art Museum Boise, ID June-October 2010

Installation at Schuykill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA December 2009-April 2010

Installation at Friesen Galleries, NNU, Nampa, ID January/February 2009