Extinct Bird Project
Gail C. Boyajian Extinct Bird Project Paper Mache
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Installation-Paper Mache Extinct Birds
2018
Paper Mache

An installation of paper mache extinct birds in Towle Hill Studio, Corinth, VT. These birds are made from the New York Times-the color is from the paper only, they are not painted-and they are life size. So far there are 20 birds.
Gail C. Boyajian Extinct Bird Project paper mache
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extinct bird project list of birds 1
2018-present
paper mache
varies-life size

Except for Archaeopteryx which became extinct 151 million years ago, all these birds are extinct because of human activity such as hunting, habitat destruction by logging, dam building, urbanization, agriculture, pollution or introduced predators. There are many more extinct birds than these and the rate of extinction is increasing. This is an ongoing project.
Gail C. Boyajian Extinct Bird Project paper mache
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Laughing Owl
2017
paper mache
14"h x 7"w

Shown with drawing as part of installation
Gail C. Boyajian Extinct Bird Project paper mache
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Dodo bird
2018
paper mache
3' x 3' x 14"

Shown with lighting and shadow as part of installation