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Barabara Zeigler - Journey’s Junction



Building E, Level 1 Attrium


The themes of intersection and counterpoint are fundamental to this installation. They reference the relationship of human and non-human nature to the environment as a whole, and to contemporary print practices incorporating high art, commercial, and conceptual approaches to the production of art.
Although the fish depicted are Pacific Sockeye Salmon, this work speaks of the commonalities between the future of fish stocks worldwide and our future.  In many cities, buildings, roads and urban sprawl in general have covered over many fish bearing streams. Positioned at a crossroad in time, this work speaks to the urgency that exists in the intersections and counterpoint of our interdependent existence.

Barbara Zeigler is an artist and associate professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and supervisor of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre. With printmedia as a primary focus, she also works in drawing, video, installation, and public art. Her work investigates social and political issues related to human and non-human life and the overlap of image and ideology in divergent forms of representation. Ongoing research confronts issues of ecological degradation in marine and freshwater habitats and how individual and collective identity are manifest through land use and abuse.

Zeigler's artworks have been widely exhibited internationally and also featured in publications such as the Printmaking at the Edge, Richard Noyce; The Best of Printmaking: An International Collection, Lynn Allen and Phyllis McGibbon: and Print Voice: Precarious Balance, Walter Jule, ed.

Barbara received her BFA and MFA from the University of Illinois (C-U) in the USA; studied in Munich, Germany at the Akademie der bildenden Künste and the Universität München. She has also taught at the University of Illinois, and in Canada at the University of Alberta, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Queen's University.







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