Artist: Julia Feldman
Title: Laughing Owl, Extinct 1914
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.