Journeyintofragility

Time to leave

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time to leave

 

Time to leave is a work realized duirng the nineth step of the project in Iceland. The Pinguinus Impennis was a big bird, now extinct because of man. It is classified as the sole species of the genus Pinguinus. The Pinguinus Impennis was an excellent swimmer and took her wings as propellers for underwater swimming but the small size of the wings, did not allow this bird to fly, which made him very vulnerable to hunting. The indiscriminate hunting has already determined the extinction that was even in the final stage paradoxically caused by the demand for specimens from natural history museums. The last two specimens were killed on the island of Eldey (Iceland) on July 3, 1844 to be sold at auction