Painted: May 3, 2017
Climate Threat: The relatively nocturnal Back-crowned Night-Heron can be heard barking wok in the dark. Though extremely adaptable, Audubon's climate models predict that a mere 12 percent of its North American summer range will remain in coming years.
About the Artist: Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo was born in Manizales, Colombia in 1987. He graduated with a degree in Visual Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Javerian of Bogota in 2012, and in 2013, he enrolled in an MFA program in painting at the New York Academy of Art, where he finished his studies in 2015. He was awarded a year-long fellowship at the same institution. He currently works and lives in New York City. Follow him on Instagram.
The Artist on the Mural: “I chose the Black-crowned Night-Heron because it caught my eye as soon as I saw it, thanks to its elegance and simplicity. I just thought it was a cool-looking bird.”