Consume. Pressing Issues.
Consume.

Consume.

(San Antonio, TX): Coyote Bones Press, 2020. Schroeder, Keri Miki-Lani. Octavo. (7)ff., accordionfold, bound into a clamshell box along with a gifted duck wing and an original drawing of a Hawaiian O’o. One of five copies, signed by the artist, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, on the drawing. Consume mourns and memorializes five species of birds—the Passenger Pigeon, Heath Hen, Hawaiian O’o, Great Auk, and Carolina Parakeet—that have been hunted to extinction. Whether for food, pest control, sport, or other ends, the extinction of the five species, a minute sample of the over 200 bird species exterminated through the years, gives rise to questions of ethical consumption, ecological welfare, and the direct and indirect impacts humans have on their environments. The included duck wing, at once beautiful and grievous, confronts the viewer with the realities of parceling living things into their disparate parts. Schroeder employs movable structures and layered imagery to examine how humans navigate memory and mourning, both as emotional and physical activities. All materials housed together in a red-silk clamshell box. Fine. Item #30478

Price: $1,250.00