Migration is one of the topic issue of our time. Natural phenomen and unstoppable.
I worked with dedicated painting softwares in order to print digitally with the new procedure of direct print on aluminium, and I reworked some of the artworks with rhinenstones, flitters and sequins. The metal surface is here like the golden surface of the medieval paintings and mosaics: a place of no-space and no-time. In "The birds" I have glued circa 6000 rhinenstones on the aluminum surface: mesmerising outcome!
Like in Hitchcock's film we are scared by the horde and a swarm of locusts reminds us biblical plagues, one army ant alone is insignificant but the entire army can devour everything on their way. A school of manta rays can suggest infernal images and even beautiful butterflies or colurful ladybugs, like the monarchs if in swarm, could be appalling... But we are flying, all of us together, in the same direction, using our strength in numbers during hardships... we are sharing a common planet and common resources that must be safeguarded and not spoiled.