Illustration: Eric Nyquist

The Aviary

Where birds inspire art, awe, and action.

At 探花精选 we believe art inspires action.

In our Aviary series, we ask artists to explore the intersection of birds and art as a catalyst for shifting perspectives and perceptions. The Aviary is an evolution of The Illustrated Aviary, which ran from 2013-2021 and invited artists to reinterpret John James 探花精选鈥檚 original watercolors through their own unique style. In its new iteration, we鈥檝e widened the series to include artists in any medium who are motivated to educate and inspire people to take action on behalf of birds. Artwork from this series is included on the back page of every issue of聽探花精选 magazine.

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The Foraged Wood Thrush
An artistic rendition of a Wood Thrush lays flat against tea-soaked paper. Made entirely out of foraged materials found in nature.
The Foraged Wood Thrush

Jessica Maffia merges her artistic talents with her enthusiasm for nature in a plant-based representation of the Wood Thrush.

Osprey
Osprey

Artist David Plunker relies on patterns and visual storytelling from the original to inspire his own creation.