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Mother and Child
(Manatee Tears)

In 1996, while exploring Belize's coastline south of the Deep River
estuary, I came upon two campsites used by manatee hunters.  At each, entire skeletons of these docile endangered animals were found.  They had been slaughtered for their meat. 

I collected the evidence and offered it to local environmentalists, who did
not want the skeletons. 

I created this necklace, from mother and child ribs to 
epitomize the tragedy.

Continuation >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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