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Shell (from the Extinction Series)

Shell (from the Extinction Series)

Artist: Bobbe Besold (American, born 1950)
Date: 1995
Medium: Van Dyke print with gouache, watercolor, and pastel
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Bobbe Besold, 2015
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Object number: 2015.1.2
Description
An avid reader and environmentalist, the artist was immersed in early writings about climate change and habitat losses in the late 1980s when she wondered what the world would be like without some of the plants and animals common to her daily life. The result was the “Extinction” series, an homage to the denizens of the rich natural world around her, some of whom have grown increasingly scarce in the years since the images were created.
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