Laughing Owl, Extinct 1914

Laughing Owl, Extinct 1914

Artist: Julia Feldman

Title: Laughing Owl, Extinct 1914

Attribution: 1800.

Year: 2021

Materials: Mixed media, tarlatan scrim, found objects and upcyled fabric, threads

Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 5 in

Image Statement: The species fate was tied to the clearance of its habitat in New Zealand to create farms, and to newly introduced predators. Stoats, ferrets, and cats proved to be the largest threat to this beautiful owls. The laughing owl was known for its shrieks which echoed of laughter.