Symbolic birds in America, bald eagles have survived many threats, such as illegal hunting or the massive use of pesticides in intensive crop fields. Back in force, this species was even removed from the list of endangered species. Yet today, eagles are again threatened by the disappearance of their prey, fish and other small animals, themselves endangered by global warming and the destruction of their ecosystems. By choosing a bird representing the emblem of his adopted nation, painted in the streets of New York, the artist Peter Daverington opts for a strong and speaking symbol for the passers-by who will see this fresco.
Australian of origin, David Daverington explains that the power, the beauty and the intelligence of these birds reminds us of how important nature is to protect, preserve and save. A sought-after mural painter, he was commissioned to paint public art in Argentina, Australia, China, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala and Turkey.
Bald Eagle, David Davrington, 3623 Broadway, New York, NY 10031, 2014. © Photography by Camilla Cerea / Audubon