Humans have had a relationship with birds since the dawn of man. They have been featured in art since prehistoric times and hold a prominent part in folklore, religion and culture as well as in daily life. I believe most of us have a relationship to birds – a happy one.
Nevertheless, our climate is changing — the impacts on birds and biodiversity are notable and recorded around the world (birdlife.org). Some species show an alarming decline. The reports even show decline of common species. So what can we do?
The State of the birds 2014 (see the clip below) is a short, descriptive video clip published by the Smithsonian Institute that tells us a few things we can start doing and “in our own backyard”: reducing pesticides and making your house bird-friendly.
And, please say no to taxidermy. No life form should die for the desire of humans to enjoy its beauty.
This is one of my main reasons for creating my art pieces. My birdies are made out post-natural-disaster wood. Check them out on the birdies page.