Eastern Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus Status – Endangered
The sweeping grassy heathlands of the Surfcoast once played host to the Eastern Ground Parrot. Specialised in taking advantage of the high diversity of low growing plants, the Ground Parrot relied on indigenous burning practices to create a variety of habitats. Slowly, as the grass grew long and stale and the predators it shared its home with changed, the ground parrot has all but vanished – for now.
This original artwork was created on a wire frame, wrapped with a mix of textiles and yarns, with plant fibres for the tail feathers and wings.
Size: 35cm x 15cm x 10cm