Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Hawaiian Honeycreeper (’I’iwi)

Class

Article

Department

Art

Faculty Mentor

Carsten Meier

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Since my project is interdisciplinary, I chose to write an artist statement instead of an abstract.

Artist Statement

For my project, I chose to photograph the Hawaiian
Honeycreeper, or ‘I’iwi, in their native habitat in Maui.
They have a remarkable story of evolution and extinction that both intrigues and disturbs me to my core. There were once 56 species that evolved from a single ancestor, but 38 have been driven to extinction by man’s impact on their fragile native habitat.

I used salt prints overlaid on digital color. I felt like the salt paper process with it’s sepia tone and antique feel was the perfect way to honor this extraordinary songbird.

The ‘I’iwi are nectar-eating birds with red and black plumage.Both sexes look alike. The juveniles have a mottled plumage which is why I chose to print them with little color.

Start Date

4-14-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

4-14-2016 1:15 PM

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Apr 14th, 12:00 PM Apr 14th, 1:15 PM

Hawaiian Honeycreeper (’I’iwi)

Since my project is interdisciplinary, I chose to write an artist statement instead of an abstract.

Artist Statement

For my project, I chose to photograph the Hawaiian
Honeycreeper, or ‘I’iwi, in their native habitat in Maui.
They have a remarkable story of evolution and extinction that both intrigues and disturbs me to my core. There were once 56 species that evolved from a single ancestor, but 38 have been driven to extinction by man’s impact on their fragile native habitat.

I used salt prints overlaid on digital color. I felt like the salt paper process with it’s sepia tone and antique feel was the perfect way to honor this extraordinary songbird.

The ‘I’iwi are nectar-eating birds with red and black plumage.Both sexes look alike. The juveniles have a mottled plumage which is why I chose to print them with little color.