Lino blocks printed on rice paper.
To the mournful air that is created through the use of large graphic images of the dead fledgling birds, Wren juxtaposes maps with metaphor: places of laments. In contrast to the migration of birds looking for the best conditions for their survival, the maps depicted are about the migration of peoples in cultural crisis. The pathos depicted in this series is given some sense of resolution in the culminating 10’ X 5’ map of the world without borders that lies on a low table for the viewer to hover over. On this monumental map rivers echo the tiny veins and contours of the fledglings, and the topography is like the delicate texture of the tiny and vulnerable souls.