Ova Aves, 2001
Bird eggs take on numerous interpretations. The luminous markings set against a deep black background begin to resemble galaxies, star systems or cosmos, contrasting the most expansive and enormous ideas with the smallest and most insular aspects of the natural world. The eggs thus become symbols of something larger, a visual microcosm that illuminates the enormity of nature and organisms therein.
The art practice of Thaddeus Holownia explores the intersections of humanity and the natural world. His works depict the natural world with both the logical examination of a scientist and the aesthetic appreciation of an artist. Ova Aves, bird eggs of different species, examines immense differences, suggesting the uniqueness of the markings, which like a human fingerprint, are a distinct symbol of individuality.