The Grange Insurance Audubon Center (GIAC) is hosting an exhibition called “The Lost Bird Project,” courtesy of Cornell University. The installation immortalizes five North American birds that have been driven to extinction in modern times: the Passenger Pigeon, the Carolina Parakeet, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, and the Heath Hen. Using a combination of giant bronze sculptures and large haunting illustrations, artist Todd McGrain’s work inspires us to remember what we have lost.
The Passenger Pigeon sculpture is a permanent installation GIAC was selected to keep by Cornell because the last known bird died in the Cincinnati Zoo. For more information on the artist, visit www.toddmcgrain.com.