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Canceled Edition

Pippin Frisbie Calder's avatar Pippin Frisbie Calder

Canceled Edition is a site-specific collection of approximately 780 hand-carved, woodcut prints of dead Ivory Billed Woodpeckers. The Ivory Billed Woodpecker was the largest species of woodpecker in North America. Once a prominent species within Louisiana, they were last sighted in the 1940’s and are believed to be extinct. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the installation by removing a bird from the wall to take home with them. Instructions on a pedestal in the middle of the room encourage this interaction with Canceled Edition. Environmentalism has often been simplified by a black/white, good/bad dynamic, but the science of a warming planet shows the nuances of collective human consequences. Canceled Edition explores innate human desires with the hope that a more honest understanding of those desires can contribute to a better understanding of how we live on this planet. This installation was first shown at Tulane University for Pippin's MFA Thesis show

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: Two Inches
  • Medium: Woodcut, hand painted Acrylic male bird tufts, magnets
  • Width: 70 ft
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 10 ft