Audubon Mural Project

Mallard by Graham Preston

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

Installed: 10/28/2014

Climate Threat: By 2080, the Mallard could lose up to 75 percent of its current summer range. Learn more about how climate change threatens this bird.

About the Artist: Graham Preston was formerly a master surfboard shaper and avid East Coast surfer who abandoned his craft and became a full-time artist. He studied under Tom Sanford and Julie Heffernan at Montclair State University, where he received his BFA, and is a proud grad-school dropout of the Brooklyn College MFA program. For more, please visit:

The Artist on the Bird: “Being born on the Delaware River, Mallards were like my wild pets—I used to dangle my feet off the edge of my grandfather’s dock and throw feed to the ducks. When I discovered that these plentiful and gorgeous animals were in real danger of losing important segments of their habitat, I was shocked. When they see it, I hope folks say ‘Even the Mallard?! Really?!’ ”

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