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Urubu is based on the dark turkey vulture, which is increasingly present in our northern landscapes. This unloved bird is nevertheless very interesting to observe up close because of its bald, red head. Urubu is part of a series of quilts called Volatile, which is inspired by the plumage of Quebec birds. The Volatile series does not seek to illustrate birds, but rather evoke an impression of color—a bit like looking at the birds through a kaleidoscope. The red leather pieces in the work are from an old-fashioned leather coat and complete the allusion by recalling the bird’s bald head.
Cotton, red leather coat
Improvisationally pieced, assembled, cut, tied