Seeing Spots

Seeing Spots

See project here. Birds face various obstacles in the urban environment. Windows are considered to be one of the largest sources of direct human-caused mortality for birds in North America. Glass, wether reflective or clear, is effectively invisible to birds. Birds collide with glass because they are trying to fly into the habitats they see […]

Some Thoughts on Painting and Taxidermy

Some Thoughts on Painting and Taxidermy

Taxidermy, which is the act of preparing, stretching and mounting animal skins for exhibit, can be seen as having metaphorical implications regarding my position as a still-life painter. As objects, both paintings and taxidermic animals are a type of skin stretched across a support to create a field of vision. This field, or surface, is […]

Hazards for Urban Birds

Hazards for Urban Birds

Birds provide city eco-systems with a diverse range of services. They cross-pollinate plants, distribute seeds, and eat billions of insects every year. While these activities help to create and maintain a healthy and more affluent urban environment, birds also provide many urbanites with a crucial sense of connection to our shared habitat. Avifauna and their […]