Rural Murals: Jane Kim’s Desire to Protect the Earth, One Art Piece at a Time
Artist and science illustrator, Jane Kim, has embarked on a yearlong project that hopes to inspire people to protect the Earth and the endangered species that traverse it.
With her project, “Migrating Mural,” Kim uses 4 highly detailed, large-scale murals as her mechanism for cultivating awareness about the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, a highly endangered species living in California. She paints along a 150-mile expanse of CA’s Highway 395, a migration corridor, with the hopes of drawing people’s attention to the situation. The artist intends to rally community support, gain public funding, and partner with conservation organizations.
Many residents in the area have never heard of the bighorn sheep: “out of sight, out of mind,” the artist notes. Kim’s mission is to bring the sheep to sight with her street art and thereby move people to action. With only 500 bighorn sheep left in the wild, and three more murals to go, Kim has quite the task on her hands.
Her company, Ink-Dwell, was created “to inspire to love, appreciate, and protect the earth.”
Check out her inspiring work in the above video, and be on the lookout for migrating murals!
Text: Nicola Parisi