When Flynn paints birds, it's not in the way John James Audubon did: one dainty portrait of a feathered friend at a time, painstakingly rendered in all its natural beauty. Flynn has coated numerous canvases with hundreds of birds, accurately drawn and precisely colored. One very large work, along with an accompanying set of binoculars, was shown at the exhaustive weekend art exhibition that filled the floors of Brickell Avenue's doomed Espirito Santo Bank Building last year. Currently a couple of his works can be seen in one of ArtCenter/South Florida's Lincoln Road mall windows and in the show "Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality" at North Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art.
Nature lovers who want an overwhelming avian experience indoors are best advised to go where birds of a different feather -- airplanes -- roost. At Miami International Airport, Tigertail Productions and mia gallery are featuring a 10-by-40-foot wall covered with about 800 of Flynn's images. Silkscreened onto 80 shiny blue sheets, the installation is either a menacing Hitchcockian nightmare or a gleaming bird watcher's paradise. But don't misjudge the painter as any sort of bird-watching wannabe. Has he ever woken up early in the morning to spy the creatures? "No," he says matter of factly. Would he ever want to? "No. I'm not one for the great outdoors!"