Did you know that the art of recycling is also a 21st century art form?
At the opening reception for “Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss,” our minds and eyes were popped open by the colorful, tactile and three-dimensional feathered artwork of Deborah Kruger.
The artist had an ephipany while she was researching endangered birds. At this same seminal moment that she was saddened by the plight of bird extinctions, she also realized that many languages were also on the verge of extinction, including Yiddish, spoken by the elder generation of her family. By over-printing text in these languages on top of the images of endangered birds, she brings this impending loss to our consciousness.
The fabulously named Madagascar Serpent Eagle is portrayed here on beautiful porcelain plates produced locally in Tlaquepaque. Kruger’s floor installation, “Broken,” illustrates how the eagle, the Shoe-Billed Heron, along with so many other species, are all at risk of becoming broken off for all time, virtually extinct.