Painted: May 3, 2017
Climate Threat: Most Zone-tailed Hawks in the United States heads south for the winter. Due to climate change, there's projected to be a 100 percent loss in its wintering range by 2080, which may force these raptors to stay put in the north year-round. Learn more about how climate change threatens this bird.
About the Artist: Aaron Zimmerman is an artist with 19 years of exhibition and multimedia work under his belt. He currently resides in the greater New York City area, though he made his start at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. Zimmerman has exhibited his work, most notably, at the PPOW Gallery, Mark Moore Gallery, and Takashi Murakami's Gesai Miami Art Fair. He was also an advisor and curator of student work in the Visual Communications Department of the Katherine Gibbs School. As versatile as he is with a paintbrush, Zimmerman is also crafty with a pen: He has contributed to NYArts Magazine and wrote a book that's now available on blurb.com. Follow him on Instagram.
The Artist on the Mural: “I love the Zone-tailed Hawk because of its striped inner feathers and tail. That pattern makes it a strikingly unique bird—one I hope will be with us for as long as we all live on this planet.”