Endcount, Southern Cassowary, 2016, Digital print & acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, $2,500 SOLD
The southern cassowary is one of Australia's most imposing birds – large, colourful, and flightless.
The southern cassowary is the third tallest and second heaviest living bird after the ostrich and emu. It is found only in the dense tropical rainforests of north-east Queensland, also in Papua New Guinea and some surrounding islands.Continuing clearing and fragmentation of rainforest, and increased mortality from cars and dogs have reduced cassowary numbers to perhaps as few as 2,200, threatening the species with extinction.
Money will go towards savethecassowary.org.au