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Mr. McGrain is based in Portland, Oregon, where he works as an artist, active in sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and film. He is particularly interested in raising awareness about man's impact on the world and our fellow creatures, and so he founded the Lost Bird Project. The Project sponsors sculptures that recognize extinct birds, including, in Texas, the Eskimo curlew. Here he describes the process of making a sculpture - running through the many decisions about shape, gesture, scale, and finish that help evoke a sense of memory and loss.