Squadron offers a duality and dialogue at the intersection of the personal and the social, poetics and politics. Cast in bronze and then painted, each bird is given a new strength, presence and function to negotiate the space between a graceful representational form and the more sinister concept of a war bird. Each layer of paint applied over the bronze shrouds the deeply rooted ideas of tradition and value associated with the medium, removing what is expected and prompting the viewer to question notions of tradition and conformity. Squadron challenges the viewer to explore what it means to be vulnerable while presenting an unexpected beauty in something unconventional and quietly threatening.
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