Vulture skeleton made from bone of other animals. Commentary on vulture poisoning.
Animal bones, wire| Summer 2019
Why? : To comment on the severe yet often overlooked issue of vulture poisoning, especially with poachers. The demise of vultures is often built upon the death of other animals.
How? : On my trip to South Africa, I first collected partial and full skeletons of other animals, including an impala and an elephant. Then, I decolorized and hardened the bones with chemicals, followed by assembling them with wire according to the anatomy of a Hooded vulture. I also added a chest-plate made out of wire bent into the exact chemical representations of common poisons used on vultures.
Who? : Every member of our ecosystem. Protect the vultures together.