Missing Presumed Extinct
These works refer to endangered animals as if they are already extinct, to show how we would miss them if they disappeared. The painting shows the habitat, and an area of canvas has been removed, to represent groups of the animals, missing. The gap in the canvas is edged by softboard, to give a slightly three-dimensional effect.
The 'No New Zealand Dolphins' work shows mountainous seas fighting against the creatures, and the 'No Hawksbill Turtles' work shows tropical waters, sand and shells.
Currently, much of the world's wildlife populations look to become extinct with current levels of extinctions, so these pictures serve as a warning and a reminder that almost everyone can act everyday to help the environment.
Left: 'No New Zealand Dolphins'
Left: 'No Hawksbill Turtles'
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