*1983 in Singapore
Archival Pigment Print in Frame, 121 cm x 84 cm
A Heartwarming Feeling was inspired by the recent emergence of mass bird graves in the Arctic Circle. Migrating birds due south have been flying the opposite direction in an apparent act of suicide, though some scientists speculate it is due to global warming. To create this triptych, the artist has attached pinhole cameras attached to the legs of migrating birds, recording their journeys in these images of unsettling beauty.
With their dreamy hues and open vistas, and hovering between truth and fiction, the works provide a poetic, sensitive and openended engagement not just with environmental issues, but also with life, death and loss.
© 2015, Robert Zhao Renhui