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Shell (from the Extinction Series)
Date: 1995
Artist: Bobbe Besold
American, born 1950
Medium: Van Dyke print with gouache, watercolor, and pastel
Credit Line: Gift of Bobbe Besold, 2015
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.
Object Number: 2015.1.2

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