Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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Holownia, Thaddeus

Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Icarus The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Black & White Warbler, Icarus The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Blackburian Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Blackpoll Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Blackthroated Green Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Blueheaded Vireo, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Bobolink, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Canada Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Cape May Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in. 

Holownia, Thaddeus

Cedar Waxwing, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Chestnutsided Warbler. Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Common Yellowthroat, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Eastern Wood Peewee, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Magnolia Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Mourning Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Nashville Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Northern Parula, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Northern Water Thrush, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Ovenbird, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Red eyed Vireo, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Rosebreasted Grosbeak, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Swainson's Thrush, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Wilson's Warbler, Icarus, THe Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

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Yellow Warbler, Icarus, The Falling of Birds, 2017

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30 x 16 in.

Thaddeus Holownia explores the intersections of nature and humanity. Specifically, he deals with how humanity changes landscape, how the forces of nature mould human structures, and how the two coexist. His work calls attention to various ecological and political issues that are of growing concern. Holownia's practice uses altered landscapes to convey the precarious relationship between man and nature. To expose these landscapes he returns to a place over years, even decades, and creates a photographic catalogue of the transformation.

As a young artist, Holownia was part of Toronto’s hip and burgeoning art scene. He left Toronto in 1977 for a two-year teaching job at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Professor Holownia became Head of the Photography Department and is now Head of the Fine Arts Department. Enchanted by his surroundings, Holownia remained there and has never returned to living in an urban environment. His move to the Maritimes served to heighten his awareness of deeper moral and spiritual issues that are now the foundations of his ecologically conscious work.