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Roman painter and muralist, Hitnes, is embarking on an epic three-month journey that will channel the artistic works of ornithologist, painter and explorer, John James Audubon.

Roman painter and muralist, Hitnes, is embarking on an epic three-month journey that will channel the artistic works of ornithologist, painter and explorer, John James Audubon.
Inspired by Audubon’s legacy, from late July to late October 2015, Hitnes, The Image Hunter, accompanied by filmmaker Giacomo Agnetti of the Magic Mind Corporation, will travel along Audubon’s 1830s exploratory paths to retrace and rediscover the nation that he traversed in the making of his famous book, “The Birds of America.”
A union through time and space, The Image Hunter seeks to answer the fundamental question of what drives a man to dedicate his life to pursue his obsession for hunting bird images. Hitnes will produce a series of public bird murals during brief emergences from the wilderness into modern American urban capitals. Contemporary methods will be used to remind people of birds and nature, just like in Audubon’s time. The murals will demonstrate what has survived and what has been lost, giving birth to an adventure across the United States that combines ornithology, ecology and public art.
Hitnes already completed as series of murals in Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina before heading to St. Petersburg at the SHINE Mural Festival, in New Orleans, in Lexington, KY for PRHBTN Festival, and ends in NYC with a wall for the Audubon Mural Project.
Continue reading for more images by our friend Jessica Stewart and then check back with us soon for the latest updates from Hitnes’ journey.

Rom Levy

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.