Painted: August 24, 2016
Climate Threat: Ovenbirds have a wide range across the states. But with climate change encroaching, they're expected to spread farther north and gain more suitable breeding grounds on the tundra. Ultimately, they may see a 26 percent increase in wintering range, and an 11 percent increase in the summering range.
About the Artist: Cern, a native New Yorker currently based in Brooklyn, got started with street art by graffiti-ing his way through the early 1990s. He continues to develop his skills as a visual artist and musician by painting murals and exhibiting works throughout South America, Europe and South Africa. Cern’s work has also been featured at the San Diego Museum of Art, Museu Brasileiro De Escultura in Sao Paulo, and Los Angeles MOCA.
The Artist on the Mural: “The use of the Ovenbird for my mural was drawn from visual and sonic inspiration. The abstract, organic forms developed from graffiti infused with shapes of invertebrates and the ovenbirds' home, and what I think the species' unheard song joining the noise of the urban world.”