Cover Photo: Berlin bear (Anthony Tison, CCL)
While searching online for photos of urban wildlife, I keep coming across photos of graffiti that features wild animals… and I started to wonder about whether this might be evidence of ecologist E.O. Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis that human beings have an innate love and need for the natural world. Maybe street artists are attempting, consciously or subconsciously, to rehabilitate an environment that appears to be devoid of wildlife and nature (but, as NDN readers know, actually isn’t).
Something to ponder, and I decided to include this singular population of urban wildlife. I’ll feature one example of wildlife street art each week as a short blog post. Sometimes with a comment, other times I’ll let the work speak for itself. Click here to access the archive.