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A series of murals that share the story of endangered migratory animals.
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Jane Kim

453 backers pledged $27,760 to help bring this project to life.

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Migrating Mural Complete!

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Hello wonderful people,

After three years of planning, development, and painting the Migrating Mural: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep is finally complete! In total, we painted six murals along a 120 mile stretch of California highway 395. We couldn't have done it without your support, thank you so much for helping us launch and fund the first two murals!

The final mural, at the Mono Basin Visitor's Center, depicts the Mt Gibbs herd unit, which is represented by topo lines of the mountain itself and which faces significant mountain lion predation. 

Mono Basin Visitor's Center
Mono Basin Visitor's Center

At Lone Pine Regional Airport, we focused on the history of bighorns, which have been roaming the Sierras for 300,000 years. The glaciers represent the three glacial cycles they have survived. Images of sheep petroglyphs, painted by local members of the Lone Pine Shoshone-Paiute tribe, pay homage to those who first painted bighorns on Sierra rock walls.

Lone Pine Mural
Lone Pine Mural
Ewe with lambs
Ewe with lambs

All of the perks have been sent, with the exception of the catalog, which should go out over the next few weeks. If, for some reason, you did not receive a perk it may be because: you did not respond to the survey; we received your response three or more months after the survey had been sent; we had an old address. If for some reason you did not get your perk, please contact us and we will send you a free digital wallpaper of the Mt. Williamson Motel mural.

Thanks again for helping this dream become a reality!

For our next project, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has commissioned us to paint a 70' x 40' mural depicting the 375 million year evolution of birds over more than 260 species. You can follow the 14 month project in real time on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter feeds. We just completed the saddleback (below), it's the first bird on the wall! 

Lots of Love,

Jane.

A New Site Begins

Moving Forward To the Second Site

Hello All:

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'll be posting pictures of the progress over the next month. Make sure to "like" INK DWELL on Facebook to get the most current updates. You can also sign up for our newsletter HERE.

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,

jane

Happy New Year!!!

2012 was a BIG YEAR THANKS TO YOU!!!

The past year has been a big one for INK-DWELL. We officially became an LLC in April and look forward to many years of creating art that champions the natural world and all the inspiring and fascinating things that live in it. Thanks to Kickstarter and your support our most recent project, The Migrating Mural: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, grew from an idea to reality.

We are grateful for the overwhelming enthusiasm this project has received and here's some exciting news: 

  • THE SIERRA NEVADA BIGHORN SHEEP FOUNDATION has become THE MIGRATING MURAL'S NEW FISCAL SPONSOR:
For those of you Sierra bighorn sheep enthusiasts, check out their ANNUAL NEWSLETTER. Each year the Foundation sends out the year's newest findings and information. If you would like to become a member of the Foundation or continue to support the Migrating Mural, please make your tax deductible donation at www.sierrabighorn.org.

  • Advertising firm Wieden + Kennedy published AMERICAN DREAMERS, a collection of dreams from inventors, optimists and mavericks with ideas for a brighter future. INK-DWELL and the Migrating Mural are included in this new book along with many many more inspiring stories! GET A COPY TODAY!!! 
  • Treehugger.com wrote a great article about The Migrating Mural and the newly finished murals for the Mt. Williamson Motel in Independence, CA. Thank you, Jennifer Hattam!

Some of you may have already received your rewards. Some rewards are currently in transit. Some rewards are still in production. Thank you for your patience! We are working hard to make sure that all of the orders are fulfilled and received. 

Much love and thanks!!!

Wishing you a very happy New Year,

jane

First site FINISHED!!!

Hello All,

I'm excited to announce that all the painting on the first site is complete. I'm now updating my website, creating the informational signs that will be hung under the murals and producing your rewards!

I just wanted to send some pics of the project. Professional ones are being taken this Thursday by Mammoth Lakes photographer, Cody Tuttle - http://www.codytuttle.com/media/ but I couldn't resist at least sharing some snap shots that I took. 

Have a wonderful week! 

All the best,

jane

Progress Pics

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share some progress pics of the last two weeks with all of you....

Have a wonderful week!!!

jane