Dodo

Raphus cucullatus

 

“Ruffled” is a recent interactive artwork in which “living” portraits of birds are reinvented by using technology. Each “Ruffled” has been designed with its own particular mannerisms and beauty. Some birds are very expressive, while others tend to have a mora subtle behaviour.

 

Not much is known about the Dodo, as the last confirmed siting was in 1662. By this time, the Dodo had already become extremely rare. The appearance of the bird is only evidenced by 17th century paintings and written documents, although these vary considerably.