With newspaper advertisements of sale items, I collaged together paper, then painted images of species that are critically endangered in Europe. I pasted them up around town and tagged each one with a photocopy of their Latin name and the following information:
OK, so if you have the time, listen to this conversation about extinction:
Forum with Michael Krasny
September 3, 2013
And here is an article from the April 2013 issue of National Geographic:
I started researching extinct species and was struck by the stories and documentation of the last individual of a species. The loss of these singular beings carries with them the termination of a species or language. I wanted to honor the passing of these losses, so I started the Extinction Project and the ghost drawings and paintings in order to pay homage to these individual deaths.