The Endangered Species Recipe Book

The Endangered Species Recipe Book

The Endangered Species Recipe Book

Installation art by Elizabeth Demaray and Hugo Bastidas

19 / 06 / 15 bis 28 / 08 / 15

The Endangered Species Recipe Book is the title of a series of oil paintings on paper that depict animals that have gone extinct, or are going extinct, and the historic recipes that we humans have used to cook them.

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The brainchild of painter Hugo Bastidas and sculptor Elizabeth Demaray, the project is inspired by the work of the natural scientist E.O. Wilson, who believes that by the end of this century—in our lifetimes, we will lose half of all plant and animal species currently in existence, if our current rate of ecological destruction continues. The Endangered Species Recipe Book, considers ways to view our ecological moment in the context of our historic interactions with the natural world.

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Menu DANCE OF THE DEAD

Accumulation

meat loaf | leaves

sausage | salads

ostrich egg | herbs

dumplings | flowers

Memento mori

lamb |meat | cooked

deer | bone | baked

beef | intestine | grilled

Trilobite

tonka bean gelatin

pear puree

almond plate

chocolate