Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon
Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Audubon Mural Project

Violet-green Swallow by Christian Reinsch

Location: 3662 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

Painted: 7/21/2018

Climate Threat: Audubon's climate model projects a 64 percent loss of the Violet-green Swallow's current summer range, with some potential new habitat across the northern latitudes. In winter, the Violet-green Swallow might hunker down in the Gulf Coast states, especially in peninsular Florida and South Texas.

About the Artist: Christian Reinsch is a business graduate who has spent the last 12 years managing and engineering at a recording studio in New York City. He has experience as a live musician, both DJing and performing with different music groups throughout the country. In 2009, he started offering workshops and classes and has since made that the main focus of his musical career. Reinsch is also the founder and main organizer of Projectivity Group, a nonprofit arts organization. In addition to music, he's a freelance artist, doing community murals and indoor installations.  

The Artist on the Mural: “I always prefer painting colorful tropical birds. When I looked through the Audubon's list of [climate-]endangered North American birds, the Violet-green Swallow stood out with its deep hues that blend really nicely. I'm partial to its palette of blues, greens, and purples.” 

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