Artist: Amanda Thompson

 

 

Based in Deal

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FRAGILE SPECIES-EXIT (NO 2)

Artwork: DETAIL/CROP FROM “FRAGILE SPECIES-EXIT (NO 2)” (2012)

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH FROM AN INSTALLATION AT THE PIE FACTORY MARGATE

 


Artist’s Statement

amanda sail lm

THIS WORK FORMS PART OF A BODY OF WORK WHICH EXPLORES IDEAS ABOUT MIGRATION, DIVISION AND DISPLACEMENT OF A SPECIES OF BUTTERFLY AS IT TRAVELS FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER. THE BUTTERFLY EMBODIES ASPECTS OF INCREDIBLE STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION WHILE REMAINING A FRAGILE SPECIES WHOSE JOURNEY MAY BE  ABRUPTLY HALTED BY THE MANY DIFFERENT CLIMATIC, GEOGRAPHIC, MAN-MADE AND ‘ACTS OF GOD’ ENCOUNTERS IT WILL EXPERIENCE.

BY BECOMING A SAIL, THE BUTTERFLY PERFORMS PART OF THIS SENSE OF MOVEMENT ACROSS SEAS, MAPPING AND RE-MAPPING THE SPACE, WHILE FINALLY, COMING TO REST ON A GIVEN SHORE.

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