Artifacts > Wishful Thinking: Narrative of a 21st Century Naturalist

Buttons
Buttons
ceramic
18"
2015

Select the appropriate or the most ridiculous eyes for Buttons the passenger pigeon....History is always stranger than fiction the real Buttons was shot in 1900 and represents the last wild shot passenger pigeon, unaware that she was the last, the specimen was prepared by an amateur. When it came time to set eyes they were short on inventory so black shoe buttons were used instead. There is always hope, and the perpetuation of story helps to communicate to the present and the future, perhaps romantic but it fills my heart with wonder.