Transmigrification, sculptures and paintings exploring both human and animal immigration, is on at the Port Moody, B.C., art centre March 28-April 25. Artist Pilar Mehlis has migrated extensively, making it a personal focus of her art.
In the last few years I have been exploring ideas of immigration and migrations. The anthropomorphic forms: AntroFish (half human, half fish) and Ornithrope (half human, half bird) have become the perfect vessels for the exploration of these ideas. They serve as “carriers” of all the things I associate with immigration and migration – Artist statement
Pilar Mehlis website, here.
Port Moody Art Centre, here.