Artist: April Hickox
"Robin, Photographed at Point Pelee, in 2004 uses the image of a lone bird standing amidst a warm, lush landscape, looking at the viewer/photographer in a moment of pause or reflection. As our city-centers become more urban, Robin offers the public a space for contemplation, and to reflect on their own position in our ever-changing environment. As we consider the particular habits of wild life; the bird, on its migration route, represents the complex systems of way finding used in migration, connecting us to nature. The image helps us recognize the cycles of life, while encouraging us to observe the world around us more closely.
This piece will also serve as a direction tool for pedestrians in the area, echoing the content of the image in the viewer’s experience. This work begins to foster dialogues and conversations around our urban environment and how we relate and observe our natural environment. My hope is that this work allows us time to mediate on the healing properties of natural spaces, and how we can integrate their restorative and energizing properties into our lives. As an environmentalist, I have been engaging with landscape through photography and video for over thirty years."
= April Hickox