“We live in a zoologically impoverished world, from which all the hugest, and fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared; and it is, no doubt, a much better world for us now that they have gone. Yet it is surely a marvelous fact, and one that has hardly been sufficiently dwelt upon, this sudden dying out of so many large Mammalians, not in one place only but over half the land surface of the globe.”
~Alfred Russel Wallace (1876) explorer and co-founder of the theory of evolution
This is a quote that I use in my artist statement sometimes and it perfectly describes this woodcut. The world use to be filled with sabretoothed creatures, including salmon and cats! Let's think about what it would be like if these animals still had space to roam, and if we all lived and walked together. And, lets think about the animals that are on the brink, and what we can do to keep them around. Diversity is a magical thing, let's try our hardest not to loose it.
edition of 18
10 x 11"
would go well with another woodcut "Fish Tailed Felines" https://www.etsy.com/listing/612954765/mermaid-cat-mythic-creature-woodcut