28 Oct '15, 7pm

NYC’s street art has gone to the birds

NYC’s street art has gone to the birds

As migratory birds pass through New York City en route to warmer climes this fall, artists are busy curating a flock of permanent residents uptown—in the form of murals. The Audubon Mural Project , a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ art gallery, is creating eye-catching street art in John James Audubon’s former Manhattan neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights. According to a 2014 Audubon report , climate change is seriously threatening 314 native North American avian species. T he hope is that these painted specimens will help raise awareness for the real guys. The above video by Mike Fernandez and Audubon captures the installation of the latest and greatest (size-wise, at least) addition to the project, painted at 3740 Broadway by artist Lunar New Year . The five-story mural depicts a swallow-tailed kite , which Audubo...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/audubon-mural-project%20%20

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