It was a pleasure participating in a group show at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery in June of this year. The exhibition was entitled Intersectionality of Inquiry and was curated by Sarah Castillo.
dyed tablecloths, napkins, pins, vinyl, recycled plastic, cardboard, wire, antique buffet, wooden bowls, tablecloth, cotton fabric strips, LED candles, jars, pencils
We shudder at its silhouette, its dark song, its work. However, the vulture is an agent for purification. It rids our landscape of carrion and destroys deadly bacteria within its digestive system. As the vulture consumes, it cleanses.
In the same way a carcass can harbor disease, the human body can harbor stress. This installation invited visitors to release that stress by participating in a symbolic exchange with the vulture:
Take a fabric strip and write down something you would like removed from your life (negativity, a toxic thought, a traumatic memory, etc.). Offer the fabric strip to the vulture by placing it in a bowl. Let go. Breathe. Let your problem nourish the vulture and then walk away unburdened.