Katie Spiers
The Cry of the Curlew

My research explores bird species that are rapidly disappearing from the landscape as a direct result of modern living; in particular the curlew. In literature the cry of the curlew is often employed as a signifier of imminent doom. My installation calls attention to the fact that curlew numbers have dropped by ninety-seven percent since the early eighties. I commenced research explorations by painting directly on the surface of glass with enamels and experimenting with organic materials to provoke unexpected reactions. Later, I created the curlews by drawing with glass in space to exploit concepts of movement, conflict and fragility.

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Material Cultures)

1- Constant Conflict
2- Flight
3- Still
4- Golden Eagle
5- Descent