PORTFOLIO > Bumblebees and birds at risk from the Canadian and American public registry

endangered species, bee, collage, drawing, environment, biodiversity empathy
Photography printed on photo rag paper of drawing and collages
2019
endangered species, bees, collage, drawing, environment, biodiversity empathy
Photography printed on photo rag paper of drawing and collages
2019
Macropis (Epeoloides pilosulus) or Cuckoo Bee or Abeille-coucou de Macropis 
Status: Endangered
Photography printed on photo rag paper of drawing and collages
2019
endangered species, bee, collage, drawing, environment, biodiversity empathy
Photography printed on photo rag paper of drawing and collages
2019

This series is in progress.

Process:
First I draw the endangered species, then I collage on the drawing for the bumblebees and, seperate for the birds. I introduce human body parts and consumer products: we are responsible for their loss of habitat and decline (pesticides contribute as well) such that by merging the human with birds I give them a "second life". Moreover, I choose media images of people of colour to emphasize that life is more difficult for them and that both issues are urgent: biodiversity and social change

There are over 90 birds in Canada and also over 90 in the US, a lot of species appearing on both lists.

With the act of drawing I have developed empathy for them and I would like to transfer that emotion to the viewer. The hybrid figures are presented as an installation of laser cut figures with an exoskeleton of plexiglass (acrylic).