Another curious looking animal, with a sweet face, and scales and a long tongue is being threatened with extinction. The Pangolin is a type of anteater that is being poached for its scales (medicinal qualities, they say: its just keratin, the same material that rhino horns and your fingernails are made of) and they are getting eaten to extinction. (the Chinese make a soup that is made of pangolin fetuses).
Why, oh why???? If ground keratin makes a man more virile, why don’t these men just rip their own fingernails out and use that??
My fellow artists at Glashaus (studio collective), Rondi Vasquez and Monica Hui and I decided to collaborate together on a letterpress print to help support Pangolin Advocacy. Rondi is a letterpress artist, Monica is a mixed media artist who also loves animals. We have created an edition of 50 letterpress prints and all are signed and numbered. The unframed prints are $30 and ALL proceeds will go to wildlife and specifically to a pangolin preservation organization. You can purchase these at this link.