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Reintroduction

Estraven Lupino-Smith

This is the first in a series about specific animals and their interactions with humans and the environment. This print is about the delicate relationship between gray wolves and wood warblers in Yellowstone Park. In 1996, wolves were reintroduced to the park, and had a great impact on the ecosystem. Within a short time songbird numbers increased and species returned to the park that had been absent.

This print is a part of a series that depicts animals that are active at dawn and dusk or nocturnal. Through this series I am exploring the transformation of our natural, cultural and constructed environments under the night sky. These prints also explore the connections between humans and other animals through our interactions in shared environments. Many of the animals featured as a part of this series have been vilified, and are still considered pests or dangerous. I wanted to celebrate these survivors, who live among us in cities and other human occupied areas.



What Do We Want?

What Do We Want?

January 9, 2012

When my friend Katherine Ball was being interviewed by the Oregonian here in Portland during the Occupation this fall, she asked me to write up something to address the so-called…