Friday, February 1, 2013

MIGRATING MURAL: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep

The Migrating Mural is a series of murals painted along migration corridors shared by both people and endangered animals. By bringing rare and magnificent animals to the forefront, we can create the kind of lasting connection that will help protect these important species forever.

The first Migrating Mural focuses on the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. The year-long project entails  a series of four murals showcasing the life of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep painted along a 150-mile stretch of California’s Highway 395, which runs in the shadow of the Eastern Sierra. A distinct bighorn sub-species, the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep is one of the rarest megafauna in the US. Having once roamed California’s Eastern Sierra range, the sheep’s population dropped to just 100 in the 1990s.  Today they are recovering slowly, with about 500 in the wild. Because the Sierra bighorn are elusive and live in harsh and inaccessible habitat, most people have never seen this majestic animal.
Thanks to Kickstarter, the very first mural site in Independence, CA at the Mt. Williamson Motel was funded and an idea was turned into a reality. Funding for three more sites is needed to complete the entire Migrating Mural: Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep and ART.COM is helping us achieve our goals by selling limited edition prints of images taken from the first mural. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation, INK-DWELL's fiscal receiver for The Migrating Mural.


Thursday, October 18, 2012


This LINK says it all.

I'm pretty relieved that the campaign is all coming to an end, but I'm still pushing hard and will be until the very last day!

Become a backer of the Migrating Mural TODAY!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

OPENING NIGHT - The Migrating Mural Begins NOW!

Opening Night! from Jane Kim on Vimeo.

As promised, we’ve created a special video of last Thursday’s art opening at The Bone Room Presents. 

It was a wonderful turn-out. We celebrated the Migrating Mural and the guests had the opportunity to meet biologists from the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation the California Department of Fish and Game’s Sierra Bighorn Recovery Program.

One of the Migrating Mural’s main objectives is public outreach and this opening was a wonderful way to kick things off!

But let’s not forget the power of social media. Kickstarter has allowed me to reach the public in a way I never expected and I am continually grateful for the wide spread reach this platform has provided.

Because of Kickstarter, I now have 381 backers who are a part of this, 1371 people who like this project through Facebook, and a number of media outlets such as KQED who just posted a piece today!

Please continue to spread the word by sharing this link of the video from Opening Night

The more people we reach, the more likely the remaining three murals will be funded and with the success of the Migrating Mural comes public support for this animal and the agencies trying to recover them.

Pass the Opening Night video to all those people you know who care about art, who care about wildlife and want to be a part of something that fosters good things for both.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


WEEK ONE was incredible thanks to everyone who donated, tweeted, posted, emailed and talked about the project. Thank you to the media, which has embraced the Migrating Mural. And thank you to the community of Kickstarter!

My goal for the Kickstarter was to fund the very first mural of a series of four, and I didn't anticipate that I'd meet that goal in the first week of the campaign. 

Now there is a real opportunity to FUND the ENTIRE PROJECT!!!

If the Migrating Mural can find $2250 worth of backing each day for the next 20 days, ALL FOUR MURALS WILL BE FUNDED!

If you are in the Bay Area, please join me in a celebration at The Bone Room Presents for an art opening called The Art of Conservation by Jane Kim. Read about the show in a recent post by 7x7 Magazine.

There is a very special piece in the exhibit called "Disappearance Reappearance." Though bighorns remain endangered, their rebound in recent decades will be celebrated through a display of 11 bighorn skulls, representing the 11 sheep in the recently-discovered fledgling Esha Peak herd.

Photo courtesy of Andy Isaacson
Also on display are studies, sketches, new work and old to help fund the Migrating Mural: Chapter One - Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep.

KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!! I'll even make it easy for you. Because I know that we are all very busy, you can cut and paste below:
FB: Public Art + Conservation = The Migrating Mural!!! Check it out and become a backer, too! 
Twitter: Public Art + Conservation + @inkdwell = #MigratingMural! Check it out and become a backer, too! 


With love,

Monday, September 24, 2012


Hello! After having been in the dark for a year. I've decided it's time to be active again!

I'm not quite sure how to catch everyone up in one post, but if you're dying to know what I've been up to, check out my FB page HERE.

The most current news is that I'm finally ready to launch the Migrating Mural. For those of you who have been following my posts, you know that I have been developing and researching this project for over two years.

I'm so excited to kick off this project with Kickstarter. I've heard about this platform and know many projects have been successfully funded through it, but no one ever talks about the feeling one gets from public support! I always felt that the Migrating Mural was important to wildlife conservation, but knowing that people want to be a part of that makes the project even more special! This has been an unexpected personal reward and I'm grateful!

Have a look...


Thursday, September 1, 2011


So for the last few days, I've been updating my websites and my online presence. It sort of feels like I'm trying to pick out the perfect outfit and I've changed a million times.

The funny thing is, I sort of always come back to the same feel. That's sort of comforting, you know? It's like showing up in something that you feel confident no one else is wearing yet you still look like you.

So here I am:

From there, you can stay connected to me via Facebook, website, or blog. The cool thing is that you can see all of these different media outlets from one page!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Utilizing Social Media

After long, serious consideration, I've decided to join Facebook.

It's time to build Ink-Dwell!

You can also follow me here: AND my FB Page HERE.