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 CollectionAsian
Description In years past, the Oriental stork populated Japan, Manchuria, Korea and Siberia. It is now extinct in Japan and the Korean peninsula. However, for the first time in 40 years a wild hatchling was reported in Japan (2008). Since then, efforts to reintroduce the storks to the wild have commenced. The offspring of two storks who were bred in captivity triggered new hope for their return. Due to habitat loss and overhunting, the Oriental stork is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Changes to the environment must first occur to enable restoration of the storks. The use of pesticides by the rice industry harshly impacted the storks survival. Currently, rice farmers are being urged to grow their plants organically so that the storks may breed and grow safely in their environments. After breeding, the storks migrate to eastern China in September and return in March. Huangshan literally means the Yellow Mountain(s), which is a mountain range in southern Anhui Province in eastern China. While Huangshan is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, Spadecaller introduced his hand-painted digital background of the Yellow Mountains to augment the journey of the Oriental storks. This is a hand-painted digital image and photo composite created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 12/11/2020.
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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