Odile Dix is an installation artist. The nature of her childhood plays a part in the art she creates. She was born in Homestead, Florida where her mother worked nearby as an ornithologist in Everglades National Park. Before graduating from high school, Odile lived in 14 different places, as her family followed the migratory paths of the wetlands bird species in a migratory pattern of its own. As a child and teenager, she followed her mother through swamps and marshes, collecting specimens and interesting objects. Continually uprooted, she carried her collections in a large suitcase, arranging the increasing contents in her room at each new location. She abandoned a science degree in college, deciding she wanted to make art. Her first pieces were small sculptures of animals that evolved into installations that include arrangements of found and created objects.