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Art & Botany: Endangered, Illustrated & Inked

July 19, 2010
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An endangered species is threatened with impermanence; its inked likeness is not. This is the founding metaphor of extInked, a project conceived by the Ultimate Holding Company, an art collective in Manchester, UK. A social experiment with an ecological initiative, the project paired a hundred of the country's threatened flora, fauna, and fungi with volunteers that would become ambassadors for their species—with a tattoo to prove it.