Ivory Billed

Ivory Billed

by Noll Griffin

Digital art

Inspiration: I drew this after hearing about a new alleged sighting of the charismatic but most likely extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. One of the last and most famous contributors to its disappearance was a large sewing machine company that owned a lovely forest where these birds lived quite happily until the logging rights were sold. It made me think, how many hobbies of mine have I happily hummed along doing, not knowing if the companies that make my supplies are particularly destructive to the planet? It's something I'm making a bigger priority in my creative life, and believe everyone should as well.


Featured in our July 2022 issue, "Ecology"