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Buttons the Passenger Pigeon
Buttons the Passenger Pigeon
stoneware
2015

In the aesthetic of natural History Museum display I built this model of "Buttons" the last confirmed wild shot Passenger Pigeon. The name sake of this particular specimen is a derivative of the actual shoe buttons that were utilized in the mount. In the spirit of the original mount this model has magnetic eyes, that permits replacement with a selection of over 100 different buttons that the model faces.