Keeping Native Biodiversity is a Tall Order

Keeping native biodiversity is a tall order giraffe sculpture

The Details

Name: Keeping Native Biodiversity is a Tall Order

Location: Canonmills

Created By: Tabita W Harvey

Sponsor: E.ON

Design Inspiration

Tabita’s design is a representation of a Scottish wildflower meadow and includes native flowers such as thistles, poppies and cornflowers, as well as bees and butterflies. Meadow habitats are incredibly biodiverse and important for our ecosystem with native wildflowers supporting insects and animals. But these environments are under threat – with 97% of British wildflower meadows lost over the last 75 years. We often tend to picture larger animals when we think of conservation and can forget the vital role played by the smallest creatures and plants. Tabita’s design reminds us that the little and less famous things are needed too for the big things to thrive.

Keeping native biodiversity is a tall order giraffe sculptureKeeping native biodiversity is a tall order giraffe sculpture

Tabita W Harvey

Tabita is an artist and paper-crafter. Born and raised in Denmark, she has been living and working in Scotland for over a decade, first in Ayrshire where she studied Digital Art and now in Edinburgh. She likes to do a variety of things from photography and painting to pen doodles and paper art. Giraffes have been her favourite animal ever since she was licked in the face by one on a trip to the zoo when aged just two years, so she is delighted to be part of Giraffe About Town, her first art trail.

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