June Kingsbury

June Kingsbury’s work focuses on absence and memory, creating a dialogue between past events and current issues. Collected and made things are translated into a narrative to express the things we cannot see:  memories and dreams. Through the combination of these and other materials, histories are chronicled, place is defined, and a connection with the natural world is made.

In Harnessing the Wind, blown bottles contain various winds of the world. They have been sent out - and posted back from Canada, Australia, Holland, Switzerland, The Isles of Scilly and various locations in England. Placed in vintage taxidermy cases laser etched with a ‘New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds’(dated April 2 1900) they each have a printed description of the winds contained and/or a description of the place from which the wind was collected




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