Edges, they exist everywhere in nature. The edge of a forest or a field. The edge of a lake. The edge of a cliff or perhaps the edge between civilization and the wild. These transitions are where wildlife are often most present, as they use them as travel corridors. There's another kind of edge that exists throughout many places in the wilderness and those would be the ones of burns.
From red to green, the edge of a wildfire burn is a stark difference of appearances and a reminder of life and death. Fires will rip through a dense, forested valley in a matter of minutes, leaving behind a sea of what looks like toothpicks and dirt.
Give it a year or two though, and the burn area bounces back with a rich variety of forbs and grasses. These places of rejuvenation then become a vital food source for many grazing animals in the years to come. The edges in particular become heavily used as it's a natural border between safety and good feed. It also makes these places attractive to other kinds of animals..
Predators like wolves key in on these highly-used edges to seek out their prey. These edges can even restructure territorial boundaries amongst such carnivores as well.
This piece captures the beauty of these transitions and the wildlife that use them. Life comes full circle along the edges of burns and to me, exhibits the relationships that animals have with their habitat in real-time. It holds many special and personal meanings to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it. I've posted the time-lapse video on my YouTube if you want to watch the process of me creating it.
Printed, proofed, hand-signed and numbered right here in my studio by yours truly, Chuck Black.
8.5x11" - Limited to only 40
13x17" - Limited to only 25
The dimensions listed above are paper size. Image sizes are approx. 8x10" and 12x16"
Prints come with a white border for EASY FRAMING. The 13x17" prints fit nicely into a matted frame with an opening of approximately 12x16" (16x20 frame matted to 12x16).
8.5x11" prints fit most frames matted to 8x10"
Lustre finish. Printed on a semi gloss professional acid-free fine art paper. Your art print will stun your guests with brilliance on this richly colored high quality archival paper.
These prints are perfect for inserting into a ready matted frame from your local arts and crafts stores..
Looking for a bigger size? Check out my rolled canvas prints
***NOTE: The "Wildlife and Art" copyright watermark is just for the internet image. No text appears in the actual painting!
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Chuck takes care of his customers. My print arrived damaged from shipping and he did not hesitate to send another one. The best!
Love the wolf print! Absolutely beautiful! Chuck is a talented artist! I received the wrong print in error, I emailed Chuck, and he replied immediately and sent me the correct print! I appreciate that so much, that a person cares as much about creating masterpieces as he does about his customers :) If you haven’t already got a piece of his art, you should, you will not regret it!
So beautiful! Gave it to my husband for his birthday! He loves it!