Holly Sears invites us to become birders as she populates the skies in prints related to a Metro-North commission for the Overpass Corridors above the tracks at Tarrytown Station. She carefully depicts Barn Owls, Short­ Eared Owls, and a Great Horned Owl, and in the other print Red­-winged Blackbirds, Chickadees, Blue Jay, Baltimore Orioles, Cardinals, Nuthatch, Goldfinch, and a Common Yellowthroat.

Sears says the Hudson River Explorers project, “is inspired by this great river’s majesty and eloquence, and informed by its rich history of discovery, exploration, and travel . . . . The scenes are fantastic, magically real, yet still naturalistic. From east to west, with color and subject, the hallway windows create the experience of one day—from dawn to dusk. Creatures move through the landscape both above and below the water. The plants and animals . . . are largely native species, many threatened or endangered, who guide an array of exotic visitors through the watery realm.”


  • Title: Songbirds
  • Creator: Holly Sears
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Medium: Digital print

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