Roxanne

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Roxanne, named by her original owner in the 1950s, is costumed in a mask and the wings of a Shoebill, a giant African bird on the edge of extinction. Its numbers are declining due to habitat destruction and degradation, pollution, nest disturbance, hunting, and capture – all attributable to human action. I have given this doll a new life that carries a timely message, reminding the viewer that as choices are made regarding consumerism, preservation, and waste there are alternative opportunities to utilize or alter something into a form that can still be useful or worthy of appreciation.