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Isabelle Liu Yew Fai

Model Farms High School

Artwork title
Heading towards annihilation while engaged in trivial conversation
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Collection of works
Artist’s statement

The dodo bird is symbolic of my Mauritian background but my work is also an exploration of the dodo’s characteristics and the idea of extinction. By using bright and unnatural colours, my artwork comments on our lack of knowledge of the dodo’s true appearance and questions the real reasons that led to their annihilation. I want my work to act as a warning about other endangered species that are in imminent danger of extinction.