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March 21-23, 2024

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Friday, October 07 - 1:15PM to 2:05PM

In the winter of 2020, I made a photograph of a little ceramic bird in my studio. The enlarged image made a poorly re-glued flower petal more visible and the little bird even more endearing. 

Showing chipped beaks, a missing eye, or a broken tail, Birds is about the fragile things we love and treasure. We make space for them, we care for them, and yet more often than not, someone will find them neglected or damaged despite our good intentions. The work asserts that they, like so many imperfect and once abandoned things, are worthy of care and attention.


Melissa Borman
Melissa Borman

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