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Birds on Wire (Sold)

Birds on Wire (Sold)

$750.00

Birds on Wire, 2018
Nico Cathcart
Oil on canvas
24 x 48 inches

1 in stock

SKU: Bird on Wire Category:
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My work stems from the need to speak about current issues that affect all of our daily lives. I believe art has the ability to change something, however small, in the world. By balancing my large-scale murals with gallery-scale canvases, I create the opportunities to ask questions of the viewers both in public and private forums.

Much of my work focuses on the importance of conservation and the symbiotic relationship between human and nature. With this work I tend to focus on endangered species, tending to use more local flora and fauna which are affected by man-made climate change.

As a differently-abled person, in the process of becoming deaf, I tend to focus on birds within this environmentally conscious work. When my hearing started to fade, I noticed it first when the birds went silent. Today birds are a talisman, reminding me to not take things for granted. Often the animals are multi-layered symbolically, as stand in for autobiographical elements, as well as universal themes.

Self-identifying as a woman, working in a predominantly male field, my other avenue of work is to challenge the notion of the “fairer” or “weaker” sex by creating strong portraiture of female-identifying persons. These works tie directly into the nature based work by using plant, and animal lore to focus on the personality of the subject. By focusing on the faces, I am actively trying to subvert the traditional role of women on canvas, to empower the subject, rather than objectify the female form.

BOJUart donates a portion of every artist’s piece sold to their cause. Cathcart has chosen the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to emphasize the need to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and speak. The association wants all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.

BOJUart donates a portion of every artist’s piece sold to their cause. Cathcart has chosen the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to emphasize the need to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and speak. The association wants all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.