Moving Forward To the Second Site
Thanks to a successful fundraiser event at the Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, CA, I will begin the second site for the Migrating Mural: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep this April.
Across from the Wheeler crest, a herd unit within the central recovery unit, the bench structure at the Bishop Gun Ranch just north of Bishop, CA has been one of my favorite sites since the idea was born almost three years ago. Sierra bighorn in this range migrate in elevation and come down to very low ranges during the winter. The lamb climbs down steep terrain to meet the waiting adult ewe. At least 305 adult and yearling females are needed for downlisting goals.
In June, I begin painting in the heart of downtown Bishop at a store called Sage to Summit. This is the perfect location to represent Sierra bighorn forage. Sagebrush is food in the winter range and this mural depicts their diet as they move from "Sage to Summit."
I'm also very pleased to announce that Migrating Mural merchandise can now be purchased at Visitor Centers along the Eastern Sierra range from Lone Pine to Lee Vining. Proceeds benefit the Migrating Mural and the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation.
Some of you may have already seen this, but we are incredibly proud to have been included in February's issue of Oprah Magazine.
Stay tuned for more updates here, too!
As always, I am very grateful to all of you! Launching the project is always the most difficult step and I couldn't have done it without you.
All the very best,