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from the Bird Journal Series


27 Years, 42 Years, Backbone, and Stitched belong to the Bird Journal Series, a body of work exploring movement and migration due to climate change. As the human impact on the planet increases and pushes the world toward ecological disaster, both animals and people begin to move around the globe in new ways. Birds’ migratory patterns, and even their bodies, are changing in reaction to rising global temperatures.


It is important to me that each drawing, sculpture, or process work be able to stand alone, yet it is in unifying them as one installation that they become stronger still. Similarly, we as humans can and must work together, acknowledging our interconnectedness with each other and with nonhuman beings, to protect the future of the planet.


Philana Oliphant


Philana Oliphant is an East Texas–based artist whose interdisciplinary work includes drawings, sculpture, prints, and installations. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for thirty years. Recently her solo exhibition Wingload appeared in KSpace Gallery in Corpus Christi Texas, Texas Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth Texas, and Recording History, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University.