In this project, I have been looking into the protection of British butterflies and the conservation of there habitat. Researching the British Red List of butterflies and looking into the work that the “Back From The Brink” project have done I thought I would base my work on their’s promoting the protection of these animals. The work I have created is Origami designs of the species of butterfly that are endangered or critically endangered in Britain with a “How to Make” sheet as well making awareness of there project and make more people aware of the problems they’re trying to solve.
The eyes and the homeless man being so unseen and hidden has great meaning with the subtle darkness of the design being the very real truth. The man symbolizes having nowhere to go as there habitat is constantly destroyed and the eyes are to show that we need to look out for these creatures and make sure we don’t lose these animals in Britain.
This Macaw drawing has been linked with the endangered project. Even though there not an endangered animal I though this project would be a great way to experiment with layers in my drawing and show a different more technical way of drawing. Even though there not endangered you can still adopted a Macaw on the the WWF website.
The Pseudoryx nghetinhensis or most commonly known as the Saola is now classed as a critically endangered animal. Is is unknown how many are still alive but they estimate less then 250 are in existence. One of the biggest reason these animals are nearly extinct is because of humans. The Saola have been hunted for years. There horns have made them a big target amongst the locals as they take like trophies because they look impressive. Saola live in Evergreen forests but the constant removal of there habitat with deforestation and being hunted for the impressive horns has resulted in a huge decrees to their population.
This is the spirit animal of the Owl is this like you ?. The Owl is ability to see what others do not see, see beyond deceit and masks, have much Wisdom and the traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death but more likely to mean a life transition or change. If this sounds like you comment below.
I have been fascinated by spiritual animals and the meanings behind them. I have decided to illustrate some of the commonly known ones to see which one you are. This is my first. The bear who is a known leader, very confident, mentally strong and very down to earth.