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About Odile Dix
I am an installation artist. My childhood plays a part in
the nature of the art I create. I was born in 1975 in Homestead, Florida.
My mother worked as an ornithologist in Everglades National Park. Before
I graduated from high school, my family lived in 14 different places,
following the migratory paths of the wetlands bird species in a migratory
pattern of its own. When I was a kid, I spent my time following my mother
through swamps and marshes, and I started collected specimens and interesting
objects. I always seemed to be getting uprooted, so I carried my collections,
in a large suitcase, arranging the increasing contents in my room at
each new location. I started a science degree in college but I left because
I really wanted to make art. My first pieces were small sculptures of
animals. Now I create installations that include arrangements of found
and created objects. I had a rambling childhood but I still like to travel,
collecting wherever I go.