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Birds of a Feather by Shane Hickrod

Artist Statement:

“Birds of a feather flock together“ was used as a springboard for this group of paintings.     

Ultimately, I‘m being fairly loose with the original spirit of that statement. The first part of the phrase, which is pretty straight forward, “birds of a feather,“ meaning of the same ilk or of a similar nature, was used as the theme of the show, that being… paintings of birds.  The second half of the proverb is where I turn it on its ear. They “flock together” these similar creatures. However, the only similarity these birds share is the fact that… they are birds.  In this series, that is where their commonality ends.  These birds were the vehicle to experiment with materials and style in the paintings to create a diverse body of work that feels familiar. 

I hope that you enjoy this incongruous flock that I've created.

“Hope is the thing with feathers...” - Emily Dickinson

Earlier Event: March 10
Kirsten Bowen Pop Up Exhibit