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 "Lonesome George" was the name given to the very last Pinta Island Tortoise on earth.

Lonesome George

Found microplastic and marine debris, nylon stocking, glue, acrylic paint, sand sifter

 "Lonesome George" was the name given to the very last Pinta Island Tortoise on earth.

"Lonesome George" was the name given to the very last Pinta Island Tortoise on earth.

 The last of his kind, Lonesome George died on June 24, 2012 in his pen at a research facility. His species was declared offically extinct that same day.

The last of his kind, Lonesome George died on June 24, 2012 in his pen at a research facility. His species was declared offically extinct that same day.

 His exact age isn't known, but Lonesome George was estimated to be well over 100 when he died.

His exact age isn't known, but Lonesome George was estimated to be well over 100 when he died.

 This found object “Habitat” includes a Sand Sifter (used by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to remove micro plastics from beach sand).

This found object “Habitat” includes a Sand Sifter (used by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii to remove micro plastics from beach sand).

 Ironically, the sand sifter appears to be a cage or a trap looming over this setting...

Ironically, the sand sifter appears to be a cage or a trap looming over this setting...

 Invoking the human-made cage of plastics that has become unavoidable even on the most remote, otherwise pristine coastlines.

Invoking the human-made cage of plastics that has become unavoidable even on the most remote, otherwise pristine coastlines.

 Tucked into the sandsifter/"trap" are three Polaroid pictures (a work entitled " Finite Frames III ") of the tortoise sculpture on the beach.

Tucked into the sandsifter/"trap" are three Polaroid pictures (a work entitled "Finite Frames III") of the tortoise sculpture on the beach.

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