Painted: May 22, 2015
Climate Threat: The 19th-century plume trade almost wiped out these brilliantly colored birds. Today their future is once again cast into uncertainty as climate change reshapes the Roseate Spoonbill's summer and winter habitat. Learn more about how climate change could affect this species at climate.audubon.org.
About the Artist: Danielle Mastrion is a Brooklyn-born muralist and painter based in New York City. She's been a painter all her life and has spent the past three years working locally and internationally on murals & public art. Danielle often combines realism and street feel in her art. Her work ranges from large-scale bright and bold portraits to gritty cityscapes and street scenes, often depicting the disappearing face of a city. She earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design. Follow her on Instagram.
The Artist on the Mural: “I chose the Roseate Spoonbill because of its incredible colors. I was originally going to paint a few separate gates for the Roseate but decided to do one big wraparound, dedicating an entire gate to the flight feathers in order to really express the Roseate's colors & incorporate the full breadth and space of the corner. The corner of 156th and Broadway is such a lively, active part of the neighborhood; it's a meeting place, a hang out, an office, and a news station all on one corner. I wanted to make sure the whole corner got love, hence the wraparound painting.”