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Native artist creates murals at Birmingham Zoo


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – What was a plain clean wall on the facet of the Birmingham Zoo predator’s constructing, is now a colourful tribute to the zoo’s lovable purple panda, all because of native artist Shawn Fitzwater.

“My household has been members of the zoo for a really very long time and we love and cherish this place and It’s change into a dream of mine so as to add one thing to this particular place we maintain close to and expensive to our hearts,” says Fitzwater, proprietor of Fitz Indicators and Murals.

He has teamed up with the zoo to create a collection of murals showcasing the animals. The primary mural was accomplished this spring close to the fowl habitats displaying the unusually stunning secretary fowl.

Shawn Fitzwater hopes art will add joy and raise awareness about species
Shawn Fitzwater hopes artwork will add pleasure and lift consciousness about species(Shilo Groover, WBRC)

“We’re excited to showcase skills from proper right here in our neighborhood,” says Clark Maxwell of the Birmingham zoo. “We actually respect our zoo members, and love to spotlight them. It’s much more particular that that is somebody that lives right here, it’s not somebody we employed from another state, Shawn is right here, he is part of the neighborhood and now the entire neighborhood can see his work”

Fitzwater simply accomplished the Crimson Panda and says he hopes all of the murals will convey pleasure, inspiration, and consciousness to the species.

“I wish to create a collection round this type and these animals and unfold the phrase about conservation efforts. I would like it to encourage folks to go and study extra concerning the specific species featured within the work,” says Fitzwater.

He additionally desires to unfold pleasure to everybody who visits the Zoo.

“I would like pleasure and there’s the factor of shock in case you haven’t been someplace for a very long time and there’s a wall you might have by no means seen, and then you definitely come across the nook and see one thing new and vivid and vibrant, perhaps that can encourage you to see the animal and study extra.”

Fitzwater select a geometrical paint-by-number type for these murals and he hopes to create extra murals of this type all through the neighborhood, he even desires of making a neighborhood mural someplace within the metropolis.

You may see the murals for your self on the Birmingham Zoo, they’re open Wednesdays by way of Sundays. To see extra of Fitzwater’s work, take a look at his web site.

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