Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Coastal Habitat

Youth Art Prize

Finalist

Hand blown glass, sandblasted, screen printed and engraved, 42x21cm

It is a rare sight to see a Glossy Black-Cockatoo on Kangaroo Island; these endangered birds are found in coastal woodlands where old trees with hollows provide homes. The clearing of the land removes these homes and divides the bush land. From hollow to hollow, one tree to the next, these beautiful birds fly, leaving just a trace of the cracked casuarina seeds behind.

by Llewelyn Ash