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Thalass
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:33 pm

biscocrack420 wrote:
Thalass wrote:Kinda makes you wonder what species Horkey's rhino is:
northern white rhino
Yep, just looked it up on the wiki. It was done for a thinkspace event titled 'Wild At Heart - Keep Wildlife In The Wild'.

Sad that he made that image in 2012 and the decline of the species has continued. Not that art has any direct impact on wildlife preservation, obviously. And of course this is a complex issue that isn't simply fixed by raising public awareness of it. But still, I find it oddly sad.
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:40 pm

Thalass wrote:Kinda makes you wonder what species Horkey's rhino is:

Black rhino above, white below. Horkey's horn is maybe a bit more slender than in that comparative photo, but the broadness of the lip makes it look like a white rhino to me. Perhaps I should make an effort to buy one of those prints before the subject matter its depicting dies off completely...
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:41 pm

Damn. That second photo is depressing. :cry:
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:47 pm

Intercontinental Hotels to stop serving shark fin soup, that is a briggt spot to cheer this thread up!
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:47 pm

Selling my ODIR was the biggest mistake I ever made. I love that print so much.
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:54 pm

This page is pretty depressing, outside of the shark fin soup comment. :(
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:11 pm

ImAMonster wrote:Selling my ODIR was the biggest mistake I ever made. I love that print so much.
I'll be on the hunt soon
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:14 pm

talkingdeads wrote:Intercontinental Hotels to stop serving shark fin soup, that is a briggt spot to cheer this thread up!
That's at least some good news.
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:31 pm

ceevee wrote:
talkingdeads wrote:Intercontinental Hotels to stop serving shark fin soup, that is a briggt spot to cheer this thread up!
That's at least some good news.
Maybe! But perhaps not. Decreasing demand for shark doesn't necessarily mean the animal will no longer be subject to overfishing. Often, it just means the fish/whale species in question will be labeled and sold as something else to skirt trade sanctions.

I think the Netflix documentary "The End of the Line" had a section on this, but I haven't seen it in a few years so I don't remember. Anyway, if we're looking to make this thread less depressing, let's not start talking about commercial fishing...
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:37 pm

Cinlabyrinth wrote:This page is pretty depressing, outside of the shark fin soup comment. :(
Yeah that hornless rhino drymounted me up :(

Speakin of ODIR, anyone know where to find the description of the print, that explains all the details of it (not size and colors, but the reasoning behind the art).
mattkardish wrote:the polar bear would take the great white to the corner of jabroni drive and know your role boulevard and rock bottom his ass onto that stop sign and finish him off with the people's elbow. clearly y'all can't smell what the polar bear is cookin.
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:42 pm

UrsusMorris wrote:
Cinlabyrinth wrote:This page is pretty depressing, outside of the shark fin soup comment. :(
Yeah that hornless rhino drymounted me up :(

Speakin of ODIR, anyone know where to find the description of the print, that explains all the details of it (not size and colors, but the reasoning behind the art).
Aaron: The print is entitled "Only Death Is Real," and is a side profile portrait of a Northern White Rhinoceros. This subspecies is believed to have an existing population of less than 10 individuals — its numbers and that of its relatives have been decimated mainly due to illegal rhino horn trafficking on the black market. The value of rhino horn has risen dramatically due to increased demand for its use in traditional medicines in Southeast Asia — on the high end of the scale the horn is worth more than either gold or cocaine. The somewhat recent involvement of organized crime syndicates in the trade and distribution of poached horn adds another insidious aspect to this already bloody and gruesome theater where rhinos are oftentimes stripped of their horns and left to die like so much disposable by-product. All told, the situation is completely appalling and something I felt compelled to highlight in whatever way I could. I had a completely different idea for this print going in, but upon reading a recent National Geographic article on the trade, my mind was made up. The article also provided some fantastic reference material for the skin and horn texture, which proved invaluable considering the amount of detail called for in the piece. This was also very helpful because, unlike most of my subjects, I couldn't just go outside our door to shoot reference photos. Overall I'm fairly pleased with the finished product, although it would have been nice to expand the dimensions of the print so that the rhino was pictured life-sized. This would have required a completely different printing set up, as the horn alone would measure close to three feet long. Framing would have been prohibitively expensive as well, maybe next time...

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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:17 pm

That's not what i was shootin for, but appreciate it nonetheless rubberneck!

This is what i was talkin about. I had it saved in my phone, took me forever to find. I remembered it comin from Aaron himself, but idk where that notion came from because i was never told that haha. These are excerpts i jimmied off the Facebook.

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mattkardish wrote:the polar bear would take the great white to the corner of jabroni drive and know your role boulevard and rock bottom his ass onto that stop sign and finish him off with the people's elbow. clearly y'all can't smell what the polar bear is cookin.
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:20 pm

Cool, hadn't seen that before, insightful.
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:40 pm

Rose Shards folio detail. Tonal letterpress impression brilliantly executed by @studioonfire - foil up next. #aaronhorkey #studioonfire #roseshards #paperlust #megafauna


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Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:58 pm

I absolutely love Aarrons description of ODIR!

And once the rose shards set gets fully revealed I'm going to heartbroken.
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