Audubon Mural Project

Tundra Swan by Boy Kong

Location: 3631 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

Painted: 10/19/2014

Climate ThreatThe Tundra Swan is expected to lose 61 percent of its current winter range by 2080, thanks to climate change. Learn more about how climate change threatens this bird.

About the ArtistMaking art described as “eye candy” by one critic, Boy Kong (born 1993 in Orlando, Florida) is one of the rising stars of the growing art scene in Florida. A self-taught artist, Boy is often inspired by Asian folklore and traditions, and his works are fused with a surrealistic sensibility. Some of his recent work includes a solo show at Gitler &_____ (New York) and murals created for Rag & Bone and Secret Walls/The L.I.S.A. Project. For more, see his website or follow him on Instagram.

The Artist on the Bird: “Swans don’t seem like they have enough attitude, and I wanted to give the bird some flare and color!”

Boy Kong's original mural (left) was recreated to be more swan-like (middle), and became the first official Audubon mural painted in West Harlem. A third rendition (right) had to be painted after the size of the gate changed. The newest version on the streets is a result of tagging by graffiti artists. Photo: Camilla Cerea and Mike Fernandez/Audubon

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