2020 22”h, 18”w watercolor, shellacked paper, collage and metallic thread
The dodo bird was a flightless bird that was found by Dutch sailors on the island of Mauritius in 1598 and was extinct less than 100 years later; the last recorded sighting was in 1662. The bird had become flightless and lost its defense mechanisms because food was abundant on the island and it had no predators. It was wiped out not only by humans but also by the other invasive species humans brought with them, such as dogs and rats. I created a flying apparatus to assist the dodo bird, now a symbol of obsolescence.