The Birds of Mexico City, consists of a Collection of the 80 common birds that live in Mexico City. The birds are made of wood that comes from a natural disaster and are life-size.
The objective of the Collection is to bring the citizen closer to the birds of the capital and to awaken interest in them and their conservation. The exhibition aims to be itinerant and public. The exhibition will begin in Mexico City in the month of August 2018 at the Chapultepec Zoo.
The 80 birds
The collection is composed of large birds as herons, ducks, pelican and birds of very small size; hummingbirds and passerines.
Each bird is a life sized sculpture, and was painted abstractly using Ornithological scientific data accordingly to their natural size, shape, and colors. However, details have been simplified to the maximum by showing only the most relevant details through straight lines and geometric cuts.
This was done to avoid human eye saturation and to facilitate the remembrance and identification of real birds when found outdoors in nature.
The material with which they are made is wood coming from a natural disaster when the Amacuzac River overflowed in 2012, as well as ecological clay that is not baked and metal, so its environmental impact is low.
More information about birds, other animals, plants and biodiversity, provides CONABIO through the following web pages:
To see the 80 species Collection, please visit the following page:
Davit Nava’s work focuses on showing the beauty of nature by creating sustainable art that seeks to raise public awareness on environmental issues.