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This Monumental Mural Depicting the Evolution of Birds Took 2½ Years to Paint

Jane Kim’s Bird Mural

The artist recently completed a 70-by-40-foot work depicting all 243 modern bird families — to scale — for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

This Monumental Mural Depicting the Evolution of Birds Took 2½ Years to Paint

"Long-tailed manakin, left, and a resplendent quetzal." Detail of Cornell Lab of Ornithology mural, “From So Simple a Beginning: Celebrating the Evolution and Diversity of Birds”; painted by Jane Kim (http://inkdwell.com/about/)

This Monumental Mural Depicting the Evolution of Birds Took 2½ Years to Paint

This Monumental Mural Depicting the Evolution of Birds Took 2½ Years to Paint

Jane Kim paints a giant mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology showcasing the evolution of birds.

This Monumental Mural Depicting the Evolution of Birds Took 2½ Years to Paint

Jane Kim’s Bird Mural

The artist recently completed a 70-by-40-foot work depicting all 243 modern bird families — to scale — for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Jane Kim’s Bird Mural - The artist Jane Kim recently completed a 70-by-40-foot work depicting all 243 - The New York Times

Jane Kim’s Bird Mural

Casart wallcoverings were used to create templates for the continents: Jane Kim (InkDwell) recently completed a 70-by-40-foot work depicting all 243 modern bird families — to scale — for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Scientific Illustrator Paints Giant Murals Featuring 243 Bird Families

Scientific Illustrator Paints Giant Murals Featuring 243 Bird Families Scientific illustrator Jane Kim (of Ink Dwell) spent around 16 months to paint birds of 243 different species on a wall. Everything began during her internship at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology when her director proposed her the frescos project. To make everything more impressive she enlarged the size of each bird and even represented 26 extinct species such as the dodo. We also find parrots budgies smaller birds like…