Alchemical Aviary: Cupar Arts Festival, UK

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Exhibition Dates: 18-25 June 2016

Climate Change investigation using Alchemical Birds as metaphor for ecological Transmutation. Series of Murals, prints and multiples by David Faithfull, exploring this year's theme: 'LIMINAL' Tipping Point, transition, change of state.

In response to the festival’s theme of ‘liminal’, a tipping point or transitional stage, David Faithfull’s paste-up drawings at various outdoor sites across the town reflect the perilous future of a number of endangered birds. Those include the dotterel, native to the Cairngorms and one of several birds on the UK’s endangered species list. The effects of global warming have altered its mountain habitat and forced it to move higher up the slopes, prompting David to reflect that eventually it may leave for the final time, never to visit Scottish slopes again. Employing various alchemical symbols and references to historical and mythical birds, David’s work considers this contemporary ecological transformation. His work can be found at a number of outdoor sites across the town and is accompanied by an installation in Cupar County Buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCupar, Fife, UK
PublisherCupar Arts Festival
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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