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 A vast range of frugivores, from birds to squirrels, reptiles to monkeys and even our pre-human ancestors, have depended on the fig for survival. An astounding 1300 bird and mammal species eat figs. More wildlife than any other known fruit rely on the fig for sustenance. Former fig biologist Rhett Harrison has contended that Ficus is one of the most important plant families in tropical rainforests. The entire ecosystem would be at risk if they were removed from the forest. Because of the widespread of dependence on figs, the plant has played a central role in encouraging the regeneration of deforested landscapes. With wildlife activity around a bountiful fig tree, frugivores deposit these seeds in their droppings or by shedding those attached to their bodies; consequently, introducing a diverse range of plant species back into the system. The best way to restore deforested terrains is to plant fig trees. Fig Tree and Doves, is a hand-painted digital image and photo composite created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 9/27/2021.
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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