Saturday, June 5, 2010

As the Crow Flies...

A Hanging Mobile

This locally designed mobile portrays a family of crows returning to a communal rookery. Every evening, in cities all over North America, you can see hundreds of crows flying home. Crows mate for life, live in family groups, and even though offspring may travel the country and live elsewhere, they return often to visit.

Laser-cut from recycled black cardstock and salvaged outdated roadmaps, the seven two-sided hanging pieces depict 14 crows and a large hand-folded tree. The crows are realistically rendered in black while the flipside reveals the colourful travel maps. Maps from across the continent are used to reflect the distances these birds travel and the universality of this phenomenon.

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