We’ve featured the work of fire painter Spazuk previously on iGNANT. Now he is back with his series ‘Ornithocide’ featuring live and dead birds juxtaposed with various manmade devices designed to kill. The works are a reaction to the heavy use of pesticides in North America and the consequential poisoning of insect-eating birds.
Like the classic ‘canary in the coal mine’, Spazuk reflects on the chocking population decline of insectivorous birds as a clear warning to humans that these toxins are making their way through the food chains and the natural cycles. Like a dark mirror, the death of millions of birds forces us to see the threat we pose to the planet and all living systems, including ourselves.
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