DEBORAH KRUGER – Coronas de Plumas, 2023


134 x 94 x 5 cm, hand screen-printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, waxed linen thread, sisal


Italiano (Italian)

Deborah Kruger

The feathers in Corona de Plumas are cut into curved forms that echo the shape of feathers. This piece is built in layers and resembles traditional indigenous headdresses worn in ritual ceremonies. Wrapped sticks have appeared in my work for many years and in this piece they define the center of the piece. I also incorporate the long tail feathers in the lower half of the piece and also use unfrayed rope. The feathers made from plastic recycled bags screen printed with images of endangered birds and overprinted with text in endangered languages such as Yiddish, Shorthand, numerous indigenous languages and excerpts of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in Spanish and English. Part of the new smaller works collection