Amaranthus

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Amaranthus

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Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Carolina Parakeet, Passenger Pigeon, South Island Giant Moa, Great Auk, Dodo, Eskimo Curlew, Heath Hen

 “Amaranthus:” the genus of flowers that symbolize immortality, whose name in Greek means “unfading.” There is an inevitable sense of sadness when painting extinct birds. There is a sense of longing for something that I can never find, no matter how hard I look or how far I wander. These birds are lost, forever. Yet while these birds no longer fly the earth’s skies, stories of their existence haunt use with the weight of their destruction. Like an amaranth, these stories are immortal, unfading.

c. Christina Baal 2017

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