Audubon Mural Project

House Finch by Mr. Mustart

Location: 3764 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

Painted: 10/18/2016

Climate Threat: The House Finch’s summer range could shrink by as much as 69 percent by 2080, according to the climate report. Learn more about how climate change threatens this bird.

About the Artist: Mr. Mustart, originally from Russia, has been working out of northern New Jersey for the past 15 years. He graduated from New Jersey City University with a BFA in painting and drawing. Mustart has been gracing the walls of the New York tri-state area with murals, in addition to exhibiting in group and solo shows. Though he works primarily in an urban environment, Mustart never fails to notice the natural world around him and incorporates that into his work. Follow him on Instagram.

The Artist on the Bird:The bird I picked was mainly chosen for aesthetic reasons—I like the way the House Finch looks. However, in painting the mural, I was educated by the members of the Audubon Society about the troubled future this bird is facing. It’s a beautiful bird, and I wish I could help it. For now, raising awareness is the least I can do.”

The older version of the mural has since been removed. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

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