Audubon Mural Project

Black-chinned Hummingbird by Ashli Sisk

Location: 601 W. 149th Street, New York, NY 10031

Painted: 5/16/2015

(This mural has since been removed.)

Climate Threat: The Black-chinned Hummingbird is thought to already be moving north and east in response to climate change. Only 27 percent of the bird’s current summer range is expected to stay stable by 2080, the climate report predicts. Learn more about how climate change threatens this bird.

About the Artist: Ashli is a recent transplant to New York City from San Francisco. Her background is in anthropology and metaphysics, and veterinary medicine. She has exhibited in San Francisco, New Jersey, New York, Brooklyn, and London. Recently, she has been working on The Odd Toe and Horn Project, which is largely concerned with Sumatran Rhinos and the rainforests in which they live. She received her bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she earned The Partnership Scholarship, The Ivan Majdrakoff grant, and the Gamblin Paint Prize. In 2013 she completed a six-month residency at Brooklyn Art Space. Follow Ashli on TumblrFacebook, or her website

The Artist on the Bird: “The Black-chinned Hummingbird lives on the edge, flower to flower, at a breakneck speed much like the people of New York. They also perform the important role of pollinator, and I wanted to call attention to that role, and how the diversity of blooming plants hinges on birds, bees, butterflies, and bats.”

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