A Universal Language
The moments that you share with wildlife are special. For a magical instance, your existence and that of a wild thing have collided. In these intimate moments, there is an undeniable acknowledgement that people and animals coexist together, sharing the same earth.
Art is a means to share these powerful moments. It is a way to remember the way that an incredible creature lived out its life before you, granting you private access to something primal and wild that is often lost amidst the bustle of human culture.
Drawing 10,000 Birds is a personal mission to meet every single one of the 10,000-plus species of birds in the world and to record the experience of meeting each bird in art. It is an initiative that seeks to promote art as a means to better understand and interpret that natural environment across all age groups and parts of the world. Birds are creatures that defy both cultural and geographic barriers; they are beings that connect everyone in the world through a universal language of recognition.