birds & nature: Inspiring art
INTERVIEW WITH ANGELINA VILLALOBOS
We spoke with Seattle muralist and activist, Angelina Villalobos, to learn about her artistic journey to create a collision deterrent for The Nature Shop window and what she learned about birds along the way. She also lets us in on how she is using her voice as an artist to build neighborhood connections and advocate for marginalized communities.
Observation. Sound Processing. Positive Experience. Conservation. These are some of the important ways Seattle Audubon’s youth programming is developing a deeper understanding of scientific concepts while also cultivating a sense of stewardship toward the environment, all through forms of artistic expression. Learn how you can develop these skills with the children in your life through several fun videos.
SONGS AREN’T JUST FOR THE BIRDS
If you created a band of birds who would you make your lead singer? Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser lets us in on her own love of bird song, and her second passion—music. As a baritone player and a singer, she fills us in on some of the subtleties she hears in “bird music.”
NESTING IN TRASH
From scientific illustrations, to humorous pandemic postcards, to birds cuddled up with candy wrappers, Laurel Mundy finds ways to connect her work as an artist to conservation actions we all can take on behalf of birds. She also fills us in on how she is able to create her art from her 240 square foot tiny home.
Image credits: Adapted from wings window decal design by Angelina Villalobos | Flora Fauna Mural by Angelina Villalobos, Mural Masters 2016 Mural Festival | Seattle Audubon Nature Camp | Song Sparrow by Pat Ulrich, Audubon Photography Awards | Life of a Beach Critter, watercolor and ink on paper by Laurel Mundy | Wings window decal design by Angelina Villalobos