Anila Rubiku “Hope” is the thing with feathers, 2022 Installation view exhibition La Tendresse Subversive 2022 at Frac Centre-Val de Loire di Orleans, France.
101 drawings & collage on 101 Vintage Pantone A4 paper, metal filaments, magnets, led light. Cm. 500 x 500 x 270
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
We don’t look at birds. We take them for granted as we get on with our lives. We might say to a friend, “look at that bird”. But we both soon move on. But birds play a magical part in our collective unconscious: the eagle, the national bird, the dove, the cuckoo, the ostrich….they are heavy with universal significance for humans.
For the Poet, Emily Dickinson, “Hope is a thing of feathers” for Edgar Allen Poe a prophet of doom; Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.
My birds bring birds back to awareness, consciousness to where these noble creatures belong, too long buried. They are freedom, independence, survival and above all beauty.
Look at them again.