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These are images of those who have been brought back from the brink, or, are close but not yet gone. Many professionals and volunteers are working to prevent these from meeting the fate of the dodo and the passenger pigeon.
I go to the habitat, and collect materials that are bound up in the animal's fate, and reflect the issues causing the problems, or leading to the solution. I then use these materials to fashion the animals portrait, life size on watercolor paper or canvas.
Thus, materials used include root vegetables (Visayan warty pig), prairie sand and grasses made into charcoal (Black footed ferret) hemlock forest fungi (Northern flying squirrel), reeds, ocean debris, and charcoalized seaweed (Kemp's Ridley sea turtle).

Click on the images to enlarge
These are images of those who have been brought back from the brink, or, are close but not yet gone. Many professionals and volunteers are working to prevent these from meeting the fate of the dodo and the passenger pigeon.
I go to the habitat, and collect materials that are bound up in the animal's fate, and reflect the issues causing the problems, or leading to the solution. I then use these materials to fashion the animals portrait, life size on watercolor paper or canvas.
Thus, materials used include root vegetables (Visayan warty pig), prairie sand and grasses made into charcoal (Black footed ferret) hemlock forest fungi (Northern flying squirrel), reeds, ocean debris, and charcoalized seaweed (Kemp's Ridley sea turtle).