Harlan W. Butt, Metalsmith
Extinction Vessel #4: The Web
2019
silver, enamel
7 x 4.5 x 4.5
Pictured on the sides of this vase, Extinction Vessel #4: The Web, are the Eastern Cougar, which was declared extinct in 2011, and the Red Wolf, designated the world's most endangered wolf, both native to North America. This vessel is 7 inches tall by 4.5 inches in diameter, made of silver and enamel. The haiku around the base reads:

As they slip away,
The web is unraveling,
Thread by knot by thread.
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