2020 22”h, 18”w
watercolor, shellacked paper, collage and metallic thread
This is part of a series about endangered or extinct species that require human intervention for survival.
The dodo bird is an extinct flightless bird that was found on the island of Mauritius and survived less than 100 years. The first recorded sighting was by Dutch sailors in 1598 and the last recorded sighting was in 1662.
It became flightless because there was an abundance of food and had no predators and no defense mechanisms. It was wiped out not only by humans but also by the invasive species humans brought with them such as dogs and rats. I created an flying apparatus to assist the dodo bird.
The dodo bird is a symbol of extinction and obsolescence.