Birds of Plight

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London-based street artist ATM is painting rare and endangered British birds across the capital city in order to raise environmental awareness. Inspired by the work of 19th-century illustrators like John James Audubon and John Gould, ATM paints with great and scientific detail, but chooses a bright monochrome background as a way to attract attention not only to the unfamiliar birds, but also to their plight.