birdhouse made from wood, nails and paint according to plans
About the Work
I am interested in notions of community - and using plans to make an object - joining a community through its exchange. My desire for following plans to make things involves many pragmatic decisions.
I am perhaps more interested in how pragmatic decisions can lead to unexpected results. In doing so, one may reveal the richness to every aspect of life upon acceptance into a community of one; one's inner community.
About the Artist
Alisdair Macrae was born in 1974 in Dawson Creek, BC. At the age of one, he moved to Vancouver Island with his family. Following graduation from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, he undertook a Master's of Fine Arts degree at Bard College in up-state New York.
After graduating from Bard, he re-located to New York, living in Brooklyn and working in New Jersey. As of the spring 2007 he has re-located again to Ottawa, where he has been living and working ever since.