— So­larg­ra­phy ex­posed

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The Aus­tralian white ibis is of­ten con­sid­ered a pest – a ‘ fly­ing rat’ or ‘bin chicken’ – due to the fact that it co­hab­its with hu­mans in ur­ban ar­eas. Few peo­ple stop to con­sider why there are so many of these birds in built-up en­vi­rons. It was not un­til I de­cided to il­lus­trate this an­i­mal that I re­alised how in­tri­cate and beau­ti­ful they truly are. The goal of this painting it to make peo­ple re- eval­u­ate these unique birds and to stop and con­sider what ef­fect the de­struc­tion of their nat­u­ral habi­tats has had on the way they are per­ceived.

AUS­TRALIAN WHITE IBIS Threskior­nis molucca Water­colour on pa­per 42 � 29.7 cm (A3)

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