Extinct Animals, 2018

16 casts, plaster

This collection of cast hands depict different animal species whose extinctions were caused by humans. The artist has cast his own hands in poses that playfully recreate an approximation of the animal in shadow. They are a memorial but also remnants of a detached and futile resurrection.

Animals:

Labrador duck, Pyrenean Ibex, Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), Irish elk ,Auroch, Stellar’s sea cow, Pied raven, Japanese Honshu wolf, Pinta Island tortoise, Atlas bear, Golden toad, Javan tiger, Yangtze River dolphin, Syrian elephant, Lake Pedder earthworm, Passenger pigeon.