Audubon Mural Project

Black-bellied Plover by Pat Arnao

Location: 3740 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

Painted: April 1, 2017

Climate Threat: The Black-bellied Plover is an intrepid Arctic dweller. Its winter range is primarily coastal, but it may need to become more flexible as climate change is predicted to decrease its current winter range.

About the Artist: Pat Arnao is a multimedia artist who examines the passage of time, the elusive nature of memory, and the tendency for boundaries to change. She aims to provoke thought and conversation about a historical, political, and personal sense of time and place. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and is an artist, designer, gilder, and teacher. Pat has been the recipient of two Chashama Studio Awards, a studio award at the Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund, and two Caravansari Residencies. She's an active Member-in-Network of the Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Germany. She has been featured in exhibits in the United States, Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

The Artist on the Mural: It's simple and austere; I look for tremendous beauty in minimal representations. I painted this bird because it was so graphic.

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