Saturday was the last day of the “Curiosities Exhibition” at our civilisation museum. It could have been one of the best for sketchers but the decision to put everything in the dark, unfortunately, made it one of the worst. I’m both happy and sad to see it go because there were so many things worth sketching, but trying to see what you were sketching was such a frustration.
It seemed appropriate for me to do my last sketch there of the Dodo bird, a bird that was made extinct back in the 1600s. Humans brought rats to their home island and then started turning their jungle-like habitats into pasture land by the logging of ebony. As we’ve allowed 30% of our bird population to be eliminated from the Earth in the last 50 years, we should reflect on the Dodo and so I do here.