Hand-Painted Globe of Animal Migration Routes

This is my most recent project - I was super excited to find a way to combine my interests in biodiversity, info-graphics, and maps all into one project. I have to say, I learned a lot of new stuff while doing the research for this. Until this project, I had no idea how far some birds flew—the Arctic Tern goes between Greenland and Antarctica each year, and the Bar-Tailed Godwit travels between China, Alaska, and New Zealand. I knew that whales take huge trips across the oceans, but I never knew how far into the arctics they traveled to feed. Sea turtle nesting has been an interest of mine since the 2nd grade, but digging up real maps of the specific nesting sites made it that much more alarming how vulnerable their nesting practices make them to human interference. Apparently, Olive Ridleys skipped out altogether on Gahirmatha, India this year, historically their most major nesting site.  One great perk of painting on an actual globe is that the distances traveled by animals are best conveyed this way. I only have a basic understanding of map projections, but it’s easy to see how distortion can really affect one’s understanding of distance on a 2D map. If you’re in Baltimore, you can see the globe in person at Trohv


The Norbegunde - deskFor UNTIL NOW

The Norbegunde - spreadFor UNTIL NOW
Apr 17 , 2014
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Little Dragon - “Paris” - I’m going nuts over this song




Jean-Baptiste Sinniger