December 9, 2018

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In The Press: AM New York

"Living sculpture project helps migratory birds in NYC parks"

Central Park and Prospect Park are globally recognized as havens for a variety of migratory birds. But just like every other New Yorker who stops for coffee ahead of their long, morning commute, birds also need stopovers for nourishment before continuing on their exhausting journeys. The question artist Anina Gerchick had was, simply, is the city a good host?

“So then the idea came to me, [birds] need to have nourishment that parks in parts of the city don’t offer since they don’t have native plants,” said Gerchick, the artist behind a yearlong project that invites local and migrating birds to urban parks around the city. "How do I get a public space to be a wildlife habitat?"

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Anina Gerchick
Anina Gerchick is an outdoor installation artist, landscape architect, and painter. BIRDLINK brings together art, ecology and public space design to create environmental, aesthetic and political impact. Public space is platform for art making that addresses climate change and community activation.

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