PORTFOLIO > Bumblebees at Risk from the Canadian and American public registry

endangered species, bee, collage, drawing, environment, biodiversity empathy
Photography of a collage and drawing printed on Photo Rag paper
2 sizes: image 16.5 x 20 in | 41.84 x 50,8 cm and 32.9 x 39.76 in | 83,64 x 101,6 cm
2019
endangered species, bees, collage, drawing, environment, biodiversity empathy
Photography of a collage and drawing printed on Photo Rag paper
2 sizes: image 15.2 h x 20 in | 38,63 h x 50,5 cm and 30.42 x 39.76 in | 77,26 x 101,6 cm
2019
Macropis Cuckoo Bee, Epeoloides pilosulus, Abeille-coucou de Macropis Status: Endangered
Photography of a collage and drawing printed on Photo Rag paper
2 sizes : image 13.9 h x 20 in | 35,21 h x 50,8 cm and 27.75 x 39.76 in.| 70,45 x 101,6 cm
2019
endangered species, bee, collage, drawing, environment, biodiversity empathy
Photography of a collage and drawing printed on Photo Rag paper
2 sizes: image 15.94 h x 20 in | 40.5 x 50,8 cm and 31.9 x 39.76 in | 81 x 101,6 cm
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).