The Audubon Sculpture Project

The organizers of the Audubon Mural Project are excited to announce The Audubon Sculpture Project, a new public art initiative brought to you by Gitler &_____ , NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association.

With the Audubon Sculpture Project, artist Nicolas Holiber will build 12 sculptures of birds that the National Audubon Society has found to be particularly threatened by climate change. The dozen sculptures will be crafted over the next year in a Brooklyn warehouse, and when possible, in vacant retail spaces along the Broadway corridor. In April 2019, these avian artworks will be installed along Broadway from 67th Street north to 168th Street, and will remain until the winter. This will mark the twelfth sculpture show from the Broadway Malls Association.

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The birds in this exhibition have been chosen from Audubon’s 2014 Bird & Climate Change Report, which warned that half of all North American bird species will be jeopardized over the coming decades due to shifting and shrinking habitat zones as a result of global warming.

Each sculpture will be built using reclaimed wood sourced from the city itself and left untreated in the changing NYC climate for 8 months, highlighting the effects of global warming and habitat destruction experienced by these birds. From the 145 threatened species that live in or migrate through the city, The Audubon Sculpture Project will include these species: American Bittern, Hairy Woodpecker, Western Tanager, Double-crested Cormorant, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck, Brant, Snowy Owl, Red-necked Grebe, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin.

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