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   Spoonbill #4, in progress,  2017.    Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   c. 70 x 60 x 38 inches 
       
     
   
  
   
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     Spoonbill #2, in progress,  2017.    Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   70 x 60 x 38 inches 
       
     
   
  
   
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   Spoonbill #3, in progress,  2017.    Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   70 x 60 x 38 inches 
       
     
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  Spoonbill #5,  (detail), 2017 Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   c. 70 x 60 x 38 inches
       
     
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  Spoonbill 2 , 2016. 37.5”h x 30.5 w inches. Watercolor, graphite,  pastel pencil on Stonehenge paper.  I have been invited to mount a solo installation at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX,  in November 2017.  There are several aspects about the museum’s location that excite me. McAllen borders Mexico on the Rio Grande. It also lies on the Avian Central Flyway Corridor. Both of these factors inspire me to create an installation that features 7 life-size sculptures of roseate spoonbills, and that considers both avian and human migration through the use of found materials and interactivity.
       
     
  Spoonbill Skeleton , 2016. 44 h x 30 w inches. Gouache, graphite on Stonehenge paper.   
       
     
  Migrations  study 1, 2016. 42 h x 114 w inches. Watercolor, charcoal, pastel pencils on Rives BFK paper.   
       
     
  Spoonbill 3,   2016. 30 h x 37.5 w inches. Watercolor, gouache, pastel pencil and graphite on Stonehenge paper.
       
     
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Migrations

The solo installation, Migrations, is an illuminated and interactive exhibit of five suspended sculptures and one floor piece. It is accompanied by a few wall-mounted drawings to be shown in an adjacent space. The installation is site-responsive, composed mainly from recycled plastic debris from Los Angeles, but also incorporating found materials gathered from the borderlands region of the Rio Grande Valley. The works interpret the Roseate Spoonbill aquatic bird in various stages of flight. Light sequencing, and motion-activated sounds of wing beats, running water, bird calls, footsteps through grasses, etc., will create a sense of movement and mystery in the darkened gallery space.

   
  
   
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   Spoonbill #4, in progress,  2017.    Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   c. 70 x 60 x 38 inches 
       
     

Spoonbill #4, in progress, 2017.  Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable.  c. 70 x 60 x 38 inches 

   
  
   
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     Spoonbill #2, in progress,  2017.    Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   70 x 60 x 38 inches 
       
     

Spoonbill #2, in progress, 2017.  Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable.  70 x 60 x 38 inches 

   
  
   
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   Spoonbill #3, in progress,  2017.    Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   70 x 60 x 38 inches 
       
     

Spoonbill #3, in progress, 2017.  Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable.  70 x 60 x 38 inches 

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  Spoonbill #5,  (detail), 2017 Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable .   c. 70 x 60 x 38 inches
       
     

Spoonbill #5, (detail), 2017
Post- consumer plastic, PVC, wood, fasteners,  programmable LEDs, motion sensor, speaker, found objects from Rio Grande borderlands, rope, cable.  c. 70 x 60 x 38 inches

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Short Video on Migration: An installation by Cynthia Minet (in progress)

  Spoonbill 2 , 2016. 37.5”h x 30.5 w inches. Watercolor, graphite,  pastel pencil on Stonehenge paper.  I have been invited to mount a solo installation at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX,  in November 2017.  There are several aspects about the museum’s location that excite me. McAllen borders Mexico on the Rio Grande. It also lies on the Avian Central Flyway Corridor. Both of these factors inspire me to create an installation that features 7 life-size sculptures of roseate spoonbills, and that considers both avian and human migration through the use of found materials and interactivity.
       
     

Spoonbill 2, 2016. 37.5”h x 30.5 w inches. Watercolor, graphite, 
pastel pencil on Stonehenge paper.

I have been invited to mount a solo installation at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX,  in November 2017.  There are several aspects about the museum’s location that excite me. McAllen borders Mexico on the Rio Grande. It also lies on the Avian Central Flyway Corridor. Both of these factors inspire me to create an installation that features 7 life-size sculptures of roseate spoonbills, and that considers both avian and human migration through the use of found materials and interactivity.

  Spoonbill Skeleton , 2016. 44 h x 30 w inches. Gouache, graphite on Stonehenge paper.   
       
     

Spoonbill Skeleton, 2016. 44 h x 30 w inches. Gouache, graphite on Stonehenge paper.

 

  Migrations  study 1, 2016. 42 h x 114 w inches. Watercolor, charcoal, pastel pencils on Rives BFK paper.   
       
     

Migrations study 1, 2016. 42 h x 114 w inches. Watercolor, charcoal, pastel pencils on Rives BFK paper.

 

  Spoonbill 3,   2016. 30 h x 37.5 w inches. Watercolor, gouache, pastel pencil and graphite on Stonehenge paper.
       
     

Spoonbill 3,  2016. 30 h x 37.5 w inches. Watercolor, gouache, pastel pencil and graphite on Stonehenge paper.