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.
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.
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,