National Bird Day
Last February I posted about the wonderful bird paintings showing up in my neighborhood. At the time, the man behind the project, Avi Gitler, told me to watch for more birds. Wow! He wasn’t thinking small.
Imagine my surprise when I walked over to Amsterdam Avenue a few months ago and saw…an entire building filled with birds (and James Audubon too!). This beautiful mural, “Endangered Harlem” was painted by a young artist from Baltimore, Gaia.
At the corner of 155th Street and Broadway are two murals, flanking the gas station there. “Fish Crow”, by Italian artist Hitnes, is also part of a project he did where he created 15 bird murals following Audubon’s journey across the United States. You can read about this project and see more of the murals here.
The other mural on this corner, “Swallow Tailed Kite (and others)” was painted by the Ecuadorian-American artist Lunar New Year. You can see more of his wonderful work on his website here.
…and Happy National Bird Day! Let’s all work to help save these beautiful creatures from extinction.
And don’t forget Draw-a-Bird Day, the 8th of each month, is coming up again on Friday!