Paintings at the Smart Museum of Art at The University of Chicago

I was commissioned to draw wolves and birds on the walls of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art as part of a collective exhibition on, “belonging.” The birds all have significant nesting, social, or vocal behaviors and are endemic to Chicago which makes them the perfect metaphor for our mission.  Wolves howl and they are cool.  The animals know where they belong in their pack and do their part and in order to communicate they ‘broadcast’ information through the air waves through their mystical howls.   

smart museum group pic
photo credit:  smart museum of art

From top to bottom:

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Common loon (Gavia immer)

Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)

Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

 

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