Stefanie Kulhanek

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Here's my piece for the wonderful 'Ghosts of Gone Birds' project opening in Brighton on November 1st, inspired by Martha, the very last passenger pigeon.    It still needs colouring, but I'm also having a  set of black and white prints made by Hato Press. Joy!

Here's my piece for the wonderful 'Ghosts of Gone Birds' project opening in Brighton on November inspired by Martha, the very last passenger pigeon. It still needs colouring, but I'm also having a set of black and white prints made by Hato Press.

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon by John A. Ruthven, Cincinnati

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon (mural by John A. She died 100 years ago and was the last of her kind.

Girl with Passenger Pigeon. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon had two major causes: commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale and loss of habitat. Another significant reason for its extinction was deforestation.

Girl with Passenger Pigeon. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon was due commercial exploitation of pigeon meat on a massive scale & deforestation.

The Tree of Birds - 56 endangered bird species were featured in this living sculpture last summer at the Montreal botanical gardens

The Tree of Birds - 56 endangered bird species were featured in this living sculpture last summer at the Montreal botanical gardens

First section of passenger pigeon tattoo  - almost completely healed

First section of passenger pigeon tattoo - almost completely healed

First part of my passenger pigeon tattoo  shortly after it was done  - by Olaf Shichiri

First part of my passenger pigeon tattoo shortly after it was done - by Olaf Shichiri

Martha the last passenger pigeon

Passenger pigeon was found in North America it got extinct because it was cheap source of food especially for poors and slaves. The last pigeon named Martha died alone at Cincinnati zoo Ohio in 1914 about 100 years ago:(