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SUDNIK, Ringtailed Lemur.jpg

Painted on 21 layers of recycled acrylic, this lemur looks out from his plastic enclosure, as if seeking help,or connection. Lemurs, as a group, are the most endangered primates on Earth. Ring-tailed lemurs specifically, are vulnerable not only because of habitat loss, but also due to the pet trade industry. If you come too close to this lemur, he will turn into a skeleton, a reminder to look but not touch. Sensors and lights hidden within the box control the hiding and revealing of the skeletal structure.

Extinction is Forever (Ringtailed Lemur).jpg

Painted on 21 layers of recycled acrylic, this lemur looks out from his plastic enclosure, as if seeking help,or connection. Lemurs, as a group, are the most endangered primates on Earth. Ring-tailed lemurs specifically, are vulnerable not only because of habitat loss, but also due to the pet trade industry. If you come too close to this lemur, he will turn into a skeleton, a reminder to look but not touch. Sensors and lights hidden within the box control the hiding and revealing of the skeletal structure.

Extinction is Forever (Aye-Aye).jpg

Painted on 26 layers of recycled plexiglass, the Aye Aye stands bewildered in its plastic enclosure. In its native land of Madagascar, the Aye-Aye has become critical endangered due to loss of habitat and local superstitions against this harmless animal.Sensors inside the box, react upon the approach of a viewer by turning parts of the Aye-Aye to a skeleton.

death aye aye .jpg

Painted on layers of plexiglass, the Aye -Aye stands bewildered in its plastic surroundings. Sensors and lights, interact with the viewer by turning the Aye-Aye into a skeleton upon approach.

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About Magdalena

 I am an immigrant from a typical Polish family. Hard work, sound logic and sausage. My first drawings were illustrations of the Bible, where I drew everyone with very short arms. My mom pointed out this oversight, and unwittingly started my career as a 'serious' artist.    That career has now spanned over 20 yrs and counting. My development as an artist, however, has not been a straight path. After graduating from MICA, I dove deep into the pool of the human... more

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