As a resident of Charlotte’s “Final Frontier” of development, my heart aches as I watch the deforestation taking place around me. While I hate to see the destruction of the beautiful forests, I really hate to think about all the animals that are losing their homes in the process. That is why when I saw these beautiful paintings of birds, it struck a heartstring.
London-based street artist ATM paints rare and endangered British birds on the facades of decaying housing estates, brick walls, railway arches and unglamorous spots around London in order to raise awareness about the negative impacts of urban sprawl.
Inspired by the work of 19th-century illustrators like John James Audubon and John Gould, ATM creates huge and colorful paintings often close to the location where the birds were originally found.