Painted: June 23, 2017
Climate Threat: The smart-looking Wilson's Warbler tends to frequent wet thickets, which may be tougher to come by in a drier climate. Audubon's projections show a 76 percent decline in breeding range for the species, with most of the losses in the Western United States.
About the Artist: Cara Lynch is an emerging artist living and working in New York. She has completed a number of large-scale public projects in the New York area, including in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Westchester. In 2016, Lynch completed her first permanent public work, an installation in the New York City subway system titled, “Inheritance: In Memory of American Glass.” She has been commissioned by, or received grants from the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC Department of Transportation, Queens Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, and Adelphi University, among others.
The Artist on the Mural: “I chose the Wilson's Warbler because it reminded me of a painting of a pair of birds we had in our house growing up.”