Flight Structure Plans is Bryant's first show in a few years for which she has created a series of woodblock prints on hand-painted paper and canvas. The repeating shapes examine ideas of structure and potential wing movements. Sometimes the structure becomes an actuality (and takes flight) and sometimes it remains an idea, examined in different ways, and in different lights. The underlying structure, or form of a plane (that could lead to it being a functional shape) even from a skeletal frame, holds meaning as a practical idea and in a design sense.
If the plane is the symbol of a decision made to relocate, then its parts are the emotions, circumstances and opportunities that contribute to the construction of that final decision.
Byrant explains, “I use my work to illustrate questions behind identity and location, and how decision-making can be affected by the pull of these ideas. Ideas on belonging are explored, as the surrounding decision-making and how a sense of belonging to a location is tested or strengthened. Text and numbers feature as personal reminders of times, particular ages and locations".
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