Audubon Mural Project

Allen’s Hummingbird by Socky

Location: 101 Edgecombe Ave, New York, NY 10030

Painted: 5/30/2015

Climate Threat: By 2080, the Allen’s Hummingbird is expected to lose 90 percent of its current range, according to Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report. Learn more about the threats this species faces at climate.audubon.org

About the Artist: Socky, born Joshua Goody Garcia, is a Sunset Park, Brooklyn, native. He's an artist inspired by dreams of American Folk Art, Jesus, and Elvis. His artistic dialog takes place through drawing, acrylic painting, and wood carving. Socky is also influenced by the work of Howard Finster, Pablo Picasso, Tattoo Artist Little Joe, and many others. By trade Socky is a professional silk screen printer in Red Hook, Brooklyn. When he is not making art, he's submerged in the ultimate fishing story, Moby Dick, as well as Western films, Game Of Thrones, and the poetry of Bob Dylan. Ultimately, Socky strives for peace and prosperity. Follow him on Instagram

The Artist on the Bird: The courtship flight of the male Allen’s Hummingbird is a frantic back-and-forth flight arc of about 25 feet (7.6 meters) similar to the motion of a swinging pendulum, followed by a high-speed dive from about 100 feet (30 meters).”

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