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 While figs feed more bird species than any other fruit, insect-eaters, like Rosefinches shown in this image surprisingly outnumber the vast number of birds that are attracted to fig trees. These trees offer great biodiversity and play an important role in conservation. What makes fig trees so essential is their ancient relationship with tiny wasps. Fig trees depend on the wasps to pollinate their flowers. These wasps breed and lay eggs inside their partners figs; consequently, figs are available year-round. In addition, the fig-wasps emerging from the figs before they ripen provide a valuable year-round resource for a diverse variety of insect-eating birds. There are at least several hundred species of insectivorous birds that forage in fig trees throughout tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions globally. Researchers and conservationists are turning to fig trees to prevent the decline of avian insectivores. Fig Tree and Rosefinches, is a digital painting and photo composite created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 11/14/2020.
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.
- Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)
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