If you were at the Remembrance of Lost Species event on Wednesday, you might have noticed some large memorial banners hung behind the stage. If you were too dazzled by the performers (Nancy’s coat was rather fine), I quite understand, but trust me, they were there. They were made, by me, from rescued old wool blankets (the ladies in the charity shop wanted to throw them in the bin), and assorted scraps of recycled clothing and fabrics left over from other projects. I make all my things from recycled or repurposed fabrics, in a bid to minimise my environmental footprint on this beautiful earth. It also means that if you accidentally leave a scarf in my studio, you need to be quick to reclaim it or the next time you’ll see it it’ll be part of a tree or something 😉 But anyway, these banners were made in honour of several extinct species – the Passenger Pigeon, the West African Black Rhino, the St Helena Olive tree, the Yangtze River dolphin, and the Costa Rican (or Monte Verde, to be precise) Golden Toad.
They were made to honour those species, now lost, and they were made for this event. And now I’m auctioning them off, partly to help fund my insatiable desire to curate more projects like this one, and partly because I don’t want to tell people what to pay for them – they were not designed as saleable ‘objets d’art’, so I’d rather let you decide. So, below are the links for each banner – click on the photo to go to the auction page. The photos are terrible, and the sizes are approximate (because they got taken down and neatly folded away before I got a chance to measure them), so please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!