Up Against the Wall: A Gallery of Nature-Themed Graffiti and Street Art

Birds on Air Vents

Amman, Jordan

Submitted by: Valerie Gwinner

Amman has very few green spaces. This is largely due to its desert environment, but also to the pressures of rapid urbanization (largely due to massive influxes of refugees from Irak, Syria, and other places) that favor buildings and roads over parks and recreation areas. This image is from a street art piece on a ventilation pipe that is part of a downtown outdoor/indoor shopping complex, known as The Boulevard. It is a place where city dwellers gather to stroll, eat, shop, and be together. I’m not sure what the image of these birds is meant to convey. Are they angry birds, barnyard roosters, or heroic birds of prey?

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