Endangered Species Mural Project

| March 7, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Watercress darter mural in Birmingham, Ala., by Roger Peet and Birmingham artists Merrilee Challiss and Creighton Tynes.Photo by Kyle Crider. Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity is launching the Endangered Species Mural Project, spearheaded by Portland-based artist Roger Peet. The Project teamed up with local artists to create murals of regionally-important endangered species in cities and towns across the US. The Project aims to bring endangered wildlife into urban centers to promote “an affinity for the natural world and the diverse species that help define it”.

Everywhere on Earth is unique, with qualities that distinguish it from other places both near and far. One of those qualities is the biodiversity of a place — the plants and animals that call it home and may not be found anywhere else. Those species embody an area’s natural history and contribute to what makes it irreplaceable. They also have something to say about the future, as many are in danger of going extinct. And when we lose species, the places and lives we live become poorer and shallower places as a result. To help bring these species into the light, we decided to paint them on the walls. –Roger Peet, Artist

Unveiling the Watercress dARTer mural – Nov 21, 2015 from Bill Mathews on Vimeo.

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