Margaret Craig’s installation evolved into a performance piece entitled The Albatross at Luminaria 2016 at San Antonio’s Carver Community Cultural Center on November 11.
My ghost albatross is an accusation against humanity- symbolizing the penance we all must share for the pollution of the oceans. The trash reef dragging behind me is not unlike the chains Jacob Marly wore in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol symbolizing the sins of life he must carry with him.
It is a little incongruous, creating beautiful creatures out of trash, but it gives viewers a way to contemplate the ecological issues of pollution, climate change and mass extinction, and maybe offer some hope. ~Margaret Craig
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