PARAMETERS: Create a linocut plate and 10+ prints that demonstrates understanding of texture, pattern, proportion, balance, emphasis and observational drawing.
- Must save and use resource photos
- Must choose an animal, insect or a plant on the endangered species list
- Lines/shape must extend off the page on 3-4 sides
- Must have overlapping shapes
- Must have a variety of line work (thick, thin, continuous, etc.)
- Background must be filled with one uniform texture
The Borneo Pygmy Elephant is known as the smallest elephant species on earth. It genetically contrasts other Asian elephant species with its baby-like faces, massive ears, and their long tails that sweep across the ground. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, the Borneo elephant's DNA showed that their species were isolated from their mainland elephant counterparts over 300,000 years ago, making there kind vastly unique. Only around 1,500 of the Borneo elephant population remains here on earth today and they are classified as endangered. They are faced with deforestation due to expanding farms, logging and palm oil production in Malaysia and Indonesia. Illegal hunting is a huge issue for this species because snares are causing injuries and causalities to this already threaten species.