The Lost Bird Project, a film about sculptor Todd McGrain’s bronze memorials to five extinct bird species, will be shown on Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street in West Rutland.
The Lost Bird Project is a compelling one-hour film about an artist’s memorials to North America’s five lost avian species: the Passenger Pigeon, the Great Auk, The Labrador Duck, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Heath Hen. The artist Todd McGrain’s five bronze sculptures have been placed where each of the birds were last seen. The evocative background music and gorgeous photography of massive, sweeping flocks of birds have been brought together in a thought-provoking video.
Yet the sculptor McGrain discovers that once he emerges from the creative process of his personal vision, difficulties are encountered in finding acceptable sites for these monuments. There were also logistical hurdles in transporting and mounting them out in nature.
This film will be enjoyed by not just birders and sculptors, but environmentalists, artists and nature lovers of all kinds. The showing is free and open to all!