Horned Grebe by Giannina Gutierrez

Painted: June 19, 2016

Sponsored by: Peter McDonnell

Concerning the Fowl: Horned Grebes nest alongside lakes and ponds throughout the Nice Plains and into the boreal forest of western Canada. In keeping with Audubon’s local weather modeling, the Horned Grebe might lose 80 p.c of its present summer time vary if temperatures proceed to rise on the present fee. The species additionally spends its winters at sea the place local weather change has already affected meals high quality and availability. 

Concerning the Artist: An artist since an early age, Giannina Gutierrez was born in Colombia and raised in Queens, New York, the place she went on to main in advantageous artwork on the Pratt Institute. By her work, Giannina explores the dynamics of common, non secular, and human expertise utilizing vibrant palettes and textures. Her love of atmosphere and type is clear via her daring shapes and remedy of media. “I selected the Horned Grebe for its putting look,” she says. “With its fiery eyes and mohawk-like feathers, this chook strikes me as a insurgent. He refuses to be endangered.”

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