This is the public art project I was invited to participate in. It’s off of the Bernallio/Placitas exit and I-25 at the Placitas Recycling Center. I created the cougar, stained glass pine needles, orange and yellow flowering plants, rock outcropping under the cougar, red stained glass border and edging. I also grouted the same work mentioned, installed the tree branches and made composition suggestions.
So many wonderful artists made contributions to the mural, which is one of several proposed panels depicting the wildlife and plants of New Mexico. “Protect our Wildlife Corridors” is a campaign that was created to raise awareness of our wildlife’s natural travel routes. Protection of these corridors enables cougars, bears, coyote, and other animals to move more freely and decrease the risk of injury or death by means other than natural causes, such as off-road vehicles and new construction.