Digital photographs of flamingo yard-animals as a call to action.
Climate change continues to alter coastal environments, placing migratory birds 
under constant threat. While flamingos are not endangered at
present, their unique shallow-water feeding habit could lead to their no longer being seen in the wild.
However, unlike other bird species, an indestructible replacement already exists
for flamingos - pink, plastic yard-animals. Ironically, there are more plastic
flamingos today than live flamingos.
"And Then, There Were None" asserts that, in the future, plastic
flamingos may be a source of inspiration for generations who will never see a live
flamingo. Here, the plastic figures are represented without the usual "kitschy"
overtones. The future flamingo images are respectfully presented as intimate,
stylish, energized, powerful, and loving.
Exhibited at Artspace in Richmond, Virginia, and in the lobby of the Richmond Main Public Library in early 2022. The exhibition in the library was paired with resources and the VCU common book, "Rising", to draw attention to climate change and sea level rise. The flock also appeared at the Virginia Science Museum in summer 2022 as an interactive educational artwork and performance. 
Nested
Nested
Florescence
Florescence
Headed South
Headed South
Power Double
Power Double
Reflection
Reflection
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
The Flock
The Flock
Gem #4
Gem #4
Photographic prints on archival matte. 20 x 14 inches.  Also available as premium glossy prints with or without aluminum mono-pod legs.
Email carlpatow@carlpatow.com for availablility.
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