© Bruce Katsiff. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Frozen Flight
Date: 1990
Medium: Platinum palladium print
Dimensions: image: 12 × 20 in. (30.5 × 50.8 cm) sheet: 23 × 28 in. (58.4 × 71.1 cm) support: 28 × 36 in. (71.1 × 91.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Timothy Katsiff, 2015
Object Number: 2015-61
About: When a friend discovered a cache of grackles that had perished in his woodstove, he called Katsiff, who put them to work in this photograph. The birds inhabit a custom box, which they share with a sheaf of crumbling, partially burned newspaper; a vintage advertisement; and other dead animals. The tattered remains of a pigeon are topped with a cat’s skull, introducing an element of the grotesque into the composition.
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