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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.9
Object Name Print
Description "Extinction," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," lithograph by Sydney Cross. Edition: 1/30.

Designed in response to McClung Museum object: American mastodon (Mammut americanum) partial mandible with first and second molar teeth, ca. 18,000 years ago.

Artist statement: In selecting the Mastodon Mandible from the McClung Museum collection, I was aware that I would be using it as an opportunity to memorialize the slaughter of a legendary Bull elephant called Satao. Though living in the protected Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, Africa, Satao sadly became one of thousands of elephants slaughtered around the clock for profit by poachers. It seems inevitable that the African elephant will become as extinct as the mastodon if something drastic is not done.
Title Extinction, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Cross, Sydney
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-20.125 W-15 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Elephants
Extinct animals
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