Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistI.M. Spadecaller Platinum Member CollectionBirds
Description The wild turkey is a heavy upland ground bird native to North America. It is a myth that turkeys cannot fly. And though they only fly for short distances, their flight speed can reach 60 miles per hour. A wild turkeys powerful legs enable them to launch to airborne safety from a standing position. However, on the ground they can run 25 miles per hour and take flight, as well.The wild turkey plays a noteworthy role in the cultures of many Native American tribes in North America. In addition to the Thanksgiving feast, it is a favorite meal in eastern tribes. The rituals and headgear of many tribes used turkey feathers. Turkey feather headdresses were worn by important leaders, such as Catawba chiefs. Important leaders of several tribes, including Muscogee Creek and Wampanoag, wore cloaks made of turkey feathers. The Navajo people of Southeastern Arizona, New Mexico and Utah call the turkey Tzhii and associate the bird with the corn and seeds which the turkey in Navajo folklore brought from the Third Navajo World. The turkey is a Navajo sacred bird. Autumn Wild Tukey is a digital painting and composite created by Spadecaller.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries.
About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
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