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Purdie, Jocelyn
Blue Jay Fixed I (Nature Fixed series) Blue Jay Fixed I (Nature Fixed series)
2016 2016

In Blue Jay Fixed I, Jocelyn Purdie pictures an attempted repair of a fleeting natural phenomenon; a blue jay model is violently bound with twine to a severed branch. The image makes no attempt to hide its origins as a studio creation. It draws its power from the absurdity of the gesture and its desperation. In so doing, it raises poignant questions about artistic representation and an artist’s role in environmental urgencies.

 
Purdie, Jocelyn
Niagara Falls ON 1957 Niagara Falls ON 1957
Blue Jay Fixed I (Nature Fixed series) Blue Jay Fixed I (Nature Fixed series)
2016 2016
Chromogenic print on paper, 1 of 3 Chromogenic print on paper, 1 of 3
71 x 96.5 cm
Purchase, Canada Council for the Arts, 2020 Purchase, Canada Council for the Arts, 2020
63-005

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