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Scientific Illustrator Hand-Paints Giant Mural Featuring 243 Modern Bird Families

Scientific illustrator Jane Kim (of Ink Dwell) spent over 16 months painting one member from each of the world's 243 modern bird families.

An Indian representation of Mahadevi, the Hindu Great Goddess, c.1725; she holds an array of weapons; her third eye and crescent moon in her hair link her symbolically with Shiva; she stands on a lotus flower, a symbol of purity and sanctity. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)