Non-Fatal Traffic Accidents…
Inkjet and Acrylic on Kitakata Paper
12 x 20 inches
Edition of 5
Coincidental Configurations Series
BIO: Miranda Maher moved from Detroit to Brooklyn shortly after receiving her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art (1990) and her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a true nomad, and has lived in many places, including Kansas, Florida, Virginia, Heidelberg, Munich, and California. Maher’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally, and is represented in the Robert Schiffler Collection, and many university and museum collections. www.miranda-maher.com
STATEMENT: The synchronicity constantly swirling around us is brought to light by repositioning birds in (supposedly) random flight so they playfully manifest important diagrams from the history of mathematics. The image titles emphasize the configurations’ fleeting nature. Ever since I realized that it is impossible for us to comprehend Bird Consciousness—or Birdness as I came to call it—their image and presence has
taken on a new significance. My bird-work takes many forms, but always tries to grasp that consciousness in some feeble way even as it examines our egocentric, self-serving views of them. My work has opened to include other species/aspects of the natural world, but birds continue to haunt me. While I use diverse media and tackle a variety of subjects, the last 20 years of my work is shot through with threads of my fascination— even obsession—with the ephemeral nature of our conscious clarity.