Repost from @perilandpromise_wnet using @RepostRegramApp - #AudubonMuralProject - The Cerulean Warbler migrates every spring from the Andes to Eastern United States to breed. Climate change has threatened the deciduous forests they rely on for breeding so much so that 98% of their spring habitat is expected to be gone by 2080. Over 50% of the forests where they breed have been cleared and turned into farmland and cities as of 2006.
Here, artist Tom Sanford aka @uberkunst has painted the bird on John James Audubon's shoulder on a boarded window on 149th street. Tom, a Washington Heights resident, says, "New York City and Upper Manhattan are associated with the birth of graffiti art, which has flourished into a massive street art movement. The project connects that street art [legacy] with Audubon, who lived here and canonized American art." .
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