Hawaiian Crow – Corvus Hawaiiensis

Status: Extinct in the wild.Where did it live? Hawaiian Crow used to inhabit Hawaii. The last wild birds were confined to higher-elevation forest around Kona. How many are left? Following an unsuccessful reintroduction during the 1990s, the last two truly wild individuals of this species disappeared in 2002. The captive population has grown from 24Read More

Yiddish Product in time for Passover

Passover during a Pandemic? Passover was always my favorite holiday. It was like Thanksgiving on steroids. My Uncle Harry and Aunt Ruth would host a huge Passover Seder that typically included at least 30 people. The food was out of this world. And the meaning of the holiday grew as I grew up. Now weRead More

DEK Top 10 Product Picks

Artist Deborah Kruger Picks her Top 10 There are now over 200 items for sale on the Save The Birds Design website. All of them are designed using a drawing or detail of my artwork. I thought you might like to know about my favorites! In the Women’s Shoes category, I love the Cambodia boots.Read More

Save the Birds Design starts new collection using Endangered Languages

You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Yiddish Merchandise!
Since we are using endangered languages in my artwork, it seemed natural to include Yiddish, my parent’s mother tongue. Before WW2, there were 11 million Yiddish speakers in Europe. Now, seventy-five years after the Holocaust, there are only 150,000 people speaking Yiddish at home. Most of these are members of Hassidic communities and younger students studying at the 20 US college programs that currently offer Yiddish studies.

The Design Team

Deborah’s studio assistant Sandra Hernandez works with her to produce the silk-screen designs of endangered birds and endangered languages that are printed on sheets of fused, recycled plastic bags, which are later cut out into feather forms and used to build the wall-hung and sculptural artwork. Watch the documentary on YouTube to learn more aboutRead More

About the Artist

Our founder, Deborah Kruger, is an internationally exhibiting artist whose artwork is made with recycled plastic bags. All of her work is about endangered birds and endangered languages. You can see her artwork here www.deborahkruger.com and learn more about her process through her documentary below.   She has learned that fame and fortune do not go hand andRead More