Thursday, 14 March 2013
Museum Sketchbook # 5: Moa Legbone
Hancock: Moa Legbone
(Compressed charcoal and coloured Conte in A4 sketchbook)
The moa were giant flightless birds in New Zealand and are generally believed to have died out due to over-hunting by Maoris. All that remain are bones like this which hint at what impressively massive birds they must have been.
I really liked the way the bones stood (literally!) in silhouette against the light from the cases in the background.