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Arts & Entertainment - March 17, 2023

Flown away but not forgotten

Sculptor's Lost Bird Project memorializes extinct bird species

by Karla Kane

Stanford University is home to many bird species, but passenger pigeons, Labrador ducks, Carolina parakeets, great auks and heath hens are not usually among them. For one thing, they've all been extinct for many years. Though these vanished species are no longer flying or swimming free, current visitors to the campus arts district can have an encounter of sorts with them, in the form of artist Todd McGrain's large-scale bronze sculptures — a touching and thought-provoking memorial to the "Lost Birds."

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Email Contributing Writer Karla Kane at karlajkane@gmail.com.


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