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Mercury (rising)

mercury (rising) illustrations

Plastic Materials:

bird netting
caution tape
film cassette caps
zip ties
temporary orange fencing
window screen
electrical tape
hot glue
fishing line
latex paint
garbage bags
PVC tape
grocery bags
air-filled bags
PVC pipe
mesh fruit bag
Styrofoam head

Size: 65 x 45 x 19 inches

This figurative sculpture speaks to global warming.

Wings constructed of bird netting reference an article published in Conservation Biology. A team of Stanford scientists predict that by 2100, climate change could cause up to 30 percent of land-bird species to go extinct worldwide. As birds relocate to higher elevations, escaping hotter weather, habitats shrink and extinctions rise,

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