City in Nature Mural Adorns Orinda Library Wall

(Michelle Longosz, Photographer)
Friends of the Orinda Library commissioned Jane Kim, Founder of Ink Dwell studio, to create the mural City in Natureon the south-facing wall of the Orinda Library. The Library Mural will be dedicated on the 4th of July at 8:45 a.m.

    City in Nature, the mural on the south-facing Orinda Library wall, depicts “the unique ecosystem of Orinda.” Commissioned by The Friends of the Orinda Library and financed by private donations, the mural was created by renowned Bay Area visual artist Jane 
    Included in the mural are a river otter, Allen’s Hummingbird with Western sycamore, Toyon berries, an Alameda whipsnake, a coast live oak acorn, an anise swallowtail butterfly, plus silhouettes and a watershed map.
    Ink Dwell studio, founded by Kim, creates art which explores the beauty and complexity of nature, merging classical techniques of science illustration with modern fine art. She creates large-scale public art across the country and is the creator of the Migrating Mural campaign, a series of public installations highlighting wildlife along migration corridors it shares with people.

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