|Title||For The Disappeared Ones|
|Artist / Creator||Dr. Bob Pliny|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Process / Technique||Handwritten and illustrated|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion fold on player piano paper|
|Medium / Materials||Acrylic paint and inks, graphite, colored pencil and composition gold leaf|
|Number of Pages||50 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||12 x 9 x 1.25 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
All species of plants and animals face the same grim truth: adapt or perish. Whether due to changes in climate, natural disasters, encroachment or competition with other creatures, we cannot help but feel a sense of loss when we hear of the end of any species. It cannot be denied that human encroachment has put tremendous stress on animal populations, and it is only through compassion that we will take the steps necessary to slow increasing rates of extinction. This book features the Buddhist mantra, Om mani padme hum, expressing the wish that all beings find refuge in compassion, and in so doing, experience an end to suffering. The Disappeared Ones also features the names, extinction dates and drawings of creatures who became extinct between 9740 BCE and 2012 AD.
Artist BioIn 2005 Dr. Pliny opened the Pliny Institute of Super Vision. He grew up in Salem, Oregon and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner, Lucinda, and two Dachshunds. Dr. Pliny graduated with honors from The Cooper Union, NYC. At different times of his life Dr. Pliny has Dr. Bob Pliny has been making art his entire life. Most of the time the artwork produced by Dr. Bob Pliny features pen and ink and fine brush detail applied on layers of loosely applied acrylic paint. Gold leaf is sometimes used as well. The substrate is either paper or wood. Both surfaces are smooth enough to draw on that I'm able to use dip pens with India ink or liquid acrylic.