163rd Street off Broadway was the place to be last week. Multidisciplinary artists Carlos Pinto and John Sear brought their wondrous skills to The Audubon Mural Project, adding two elegant trumpeter swans to the approximately 100 uptown murals featuring endangered birds. The Audubon Project’s first mosaic mural fashioned entirely with recycled objects — from shards of glass to shattered plates — garnered a huge welcome from the neighborhood, with volunteers eager to assist in the process.
Featured above is the completed mural that was captured this past Monday. The images that follow were taken last week as the mural was still in progress:
Carlos Pinto at work
And from another angle
John Sear at work
The artists take a brief break
Local folks assist Carlos Pinto and John Sear