May 2021 Speaker Event
with Jane Kim
Date: May 13, 2021, beginning at 7 PM. Speaker events are held on Zoom with a live broadcast to the Houston Audubon Facebook page.
Jane Kim, artist and founder of Ink Dwell studio creates art that explores the wonders of the natural world. Merging classical techniques of science illustration with modern fine art, she creates public and private commissions, illustrations, exhibitions, and much more. Kim will speak about her artistic journey including the iconic Wall of Birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the new Confluence mural in downtown Houston. Houston Audubon’s Conservation Director, Richard Gibbons, will discuss the different groups of birds represented on the mural(s) and the challenges they face in the Houston Gulf region.
Ink Dwell makes everyday places special and enhances iconic locations with wondrous imagery. They are the artists behind the beautiful new Confluence mural of migratory birds in downtown Houston. Confluence shows us in exquisite detail the three groups of migratory birds that occur in Houston, breeding birds that migrate from the tropics to our longer and productive temperate days, wintering birds that travel just far enough south to escape the harsh winters, and the long-distance migrants that depend on our region for stopover habitat between destinations. Further, Confluence illustrates how these travelers appear differently in the spring and fall seasons: fresh, vibrant plumage in the spring and more subtle hues in the fall. Houstonians and tourists alike can revel in the ever-changing sights and sounds of our abundant birdlife.