The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) and Egg, 2010

MDF, emulsion paint
Bird: 85 × 27.5 × 27.5 cm
Egg: 12.4 × 7.6 × 7.6 cm

‘ The last pair (great auks), found incubating an egg, were killed there (Eldey Island, Iceland) on 3 July 1844, with Jón Brandsson and Sigurður Ísleifsson strangling the adults and Ketill Ketilsson smashing the egg with his boot.’

Ellis, Richard, No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species, New York: Harper Perennial, 2004