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“In that case,” said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, “I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies—”
– Lewis Carroll

• Hanna Hedman’s series While They Away Extinction are endangered animals, tangled in leaves, vines, and wings, all made out of oxidized silver. The natural green hues are a mixture of copper and paint. The sculptural jewelry pieces look like relics found in an overgrown jungle, walking the line between beauty and death in the tradition of vanitas.

• Harri Kallio’s project The Dodo and Mauritius Island, Imaginary Encounter recreates the first encounter between man and now-extinct bird. The model Dodos are in their natural environment in the jungles of Mauritius, their form and features based on Lewis Carroll’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderland.

• Jane Gehrke’s Anegada Ground Iguana is part of her series of endangered lizards rendered in watercolor and ink. 70% of proceeds will go to the Center for Biological Diversity.

• Heather Enders’ Save the Last Buffalo Zine is a short and sweet guide to the importance of preserving American Buffalo, with proceeds going to the Buffalo Field Campaign.

• Natalie Knott’s Brooch is a leaping frog made of recycled fine silver with a pale green textured patina and gold eye.

• Amy Sullivan’s Brown Pelican poses coyly under a summer raincloud.

• Shelby Lou’s Ring is sculpted and cast in Shibuichi metal in honor of Azazel, the original outcast.

• Crowbiz’s Dodo Print and Kiwi Print place the flightless birds on pages from a 1930s French book.

• Rogue and Wolf’s Pendant suspends a black wolf head from a gunmetal chain.