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Artist Statement: East of Madagascar is the Island of Mauritius, home and final resting place of the Dodo bird, extinct since 1681, wiped out by mankind.

Materials & Techniques: Fused commercial and dyed cotton fabrics with 50/50 silk/cotton.
Inkjet photo transfer onto commercial fabrics of dodo bird images.
Reverse applique to capture shadows.

Dimensions: 40.5"W x 28.5"H

Photographer: Tesi Vaara