The photography of Walter Kitundu captures the ephemeral power and magic of avian wings as viewers have never experienced it.
An exhibit of his framed works will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Gallery 1855 throughout December. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis.
Kitundu, who started photographing birds in 2005, is a visual artist, an instrument builder, a photographer and a composer. He recently completed a bird-themed musical mural for the San Francisco Arts Commission, which is now permanently installed in Terminal 2 at the San Francisco International Airport.
He has created hand-built record players powered by the wind and rain, fire and earthquakes, birds, light and the force of ocean waves. He also has a photo blog under the name Bird Light Wind.