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From the shrinking plains

the cranes unfurl themselves, white

dresses on a backyard clothesline. They

pull free of their pins and fly

skyward among clouds until they are

white dresses and they fall

into the den of the wild

dog—the African painted wolf

pups who first shy away and then

snuff off the scent

of humanity--bite, tug

and tear the fabric  to shreds,

the white threads that mothers take

up in their claws and teeth

and try so desperately to darn

the great wounds in the earth.


--Barbara Iobst

The Bear's Child

The Bear's Child (polar bear)

Rockin' Red Panda block print
Prairie Native

black footed ferret - book pages, thread, fabric, wood, metal. In a custom 11 x 22 inch shadowbox frame. $400 plus shipping.

Prairie History

Black footed ferret, mixed media (book pages, old leather boot, fabric, metal, wood) in an 11.5 x 22 inch custom made shadowbox frame. $450 plus shipping.

Sumatran Rhino

Sumatran Rhino, critically endangered. Recycled copper drainpipe and tin. Collection of artist.

Panda Man

Red panda - SOLD.

Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler, from repurposed and vintage tins in a 10x 10 shadowbox frame, $250.


Vaquita, critically endangered porpoise, made from galvanized steel and vintage tin, in a 35 x 20 inch shadowbox frame. $400

Laughing Owl

Laughing owl, extinct. Made from vintage tins. Sold.

Florida panther

Florida panther printed on vintage handkerchief with embroidery on linen

"Kiss Kiss" - walrus

"Kiss Kiss" walrus. In a shadowbox. $350



Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger)

Thylacine. Extinct. Vintage and repurposed tin, In a 39 x 14 inch shadowbox frame. $500.

Roseate Tern

Roseate tern, after Audubon. Galvanized steel and repurposed, printed tin in an 11 x 14 shadowbox frame. $100 plus shipping.

African Painted Wolf with metal shard bo

African painted wolf - block print with metal shard border

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