Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan, Anhinga Bareuzai 5/12

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Country : Australia

Materials : Ceramics, crockery, dichroic glass

Dimensions : 83 x 137 x 6 cms

As a dual citizen of France and Australia, birds reflect my personal narratives of migration, belonging and displacement.

These Australasian darter birds are a representation of my double cultural belonging.

I have been regularly observing these birds at a local nature reserve in the Dandenong Ranges where I spent a lot of time as child exploring nature.

The geometric patterns in their plumage are specific to the glazed roof tiles of Burgundy – a distinctive architectural feature of the region, dating back to the 14th century in France.

Having spent my adolescence in Dijon, they resonate another place of personal belonging.