Painted: October 16, 2016
Sponsored By: The Sanford Family
Climate Threat: This species has an immense wingspan, but its range is quite limited to the boreal wood on Canada and Alaska, with subpopulations in Yosemite and Yellowstone. The Audubon model reveals that there might be a northward range shift, with only 6 percent of its winter range currently stable. There is hope, however, in the form of boreal-habitat conservation.
About the Artist: Key Detail is a Belarusian mural artist based in New York, known for his large-scale murals that adorn city walls around the world. Growing up in Minsk, he has been active on the street art scene since the mid-2000s, working consistently towards developing his unique style and his skills on the streets. Nowadays, Key Detail is combining his love of travel and mural art by putting works up in different countries. He has exhibited in Germany, Austria, and the United States, where his canvases were successfully sold to private collections. His artwork has also been featured in a number of international magazines and books. Follow him on Instagram.
The Artist on the Mural: “I have painted owls several times before. I decided to choose the Great Gray Owl for Audubon to continue that series.”