© 2016 Willa Downing

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Flocks Installation

In Flocks, the direction and speed of each bird is represented by a branch segment directly inserted into the wall. The use of non-uniform branches refers to the natural world, and introduces an element of randomness – a factor in complex systems. The flock could also represent any group of individuals that functions as a responsive meta-organism.


Flocks was installed for the Temporary Assignment exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, 2012.