It has recently emerged that some bird species have remarkable cognitive abilities. In fact, the working memory of some birds, such as crows, has a capacity similar to that of humans.
The New Caledonian crow in particular, is capable of tool use and has become a model species for scientists trying to understand the evolution of intelligence.
Jerry Rugg aka birdO is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. While his surreal geometric animals can be found on canvas, in digital print, and installation, birdO is primarily known for his large-scale mural work on walls and buildings around the world. Jerry’s long passion for the arts, his storied experience working in film, and the skills acquired as an award winning graphic designer, have all contributed to his approach, which focuses on an acute awareness of the surface and studious preparation with regard to local culture and surroundings.