Soon Only In Zoos -Their Land Lost
digital print adapted from original painting
Adapted from the "Eco-Animal Awareness" series of 13 original abstract/realism color field paintings with collage and wordage. The works carry a "saying" to make the viewer aware of real happenings in the world concerning wildlife and ecology. The colorful depictions and statements are a learning tool for all ages.
Wildlife faces their 6th great extinction, this one man-made, thru human overpopulation, habitat loss, pollution and poaching for so called cures. Every creature is important for the eco-system balance. Cloning does not produce creatures with the same make up they acquire by doing their thing to survive in the wild nor would it keep plants necessary for clean waters.. How extraordinarily selfish to eliminate species for profit or by neglect of their needs.
"Soon only in Zoos - Their Land Lost" references the South American jaguar that has lost considerable habitat because of the raising of beef for human consumption. In the USA @ 2009, the last known surviving jaguar, Macho B, was killed by the US Fish and Wildlife service thru a botched snare/radio collaring attempt. Fortunately, in 2011 one jaguar was spotted along the southern border.