Wheel of Life Fine Art Print with Hawk – Life Cycle

$49.00

Wheel of life fine art, titled Life Cycle, is printed on 12″ by 12″ acid-free, cotton rag paper using pigment inks. Created using a photo of Clarice, a red-tailed hawk who lived at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Aviary near McHenry, Maryland. Clarice completed her thirty-year life cycle in October 2023.

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Wheel of life fine art print on acid-free cotton fiber paper using pigment inks. Print is 12" by 12" with 1" white border, exactly as shown. Prints are wrapped in tissue or packaged in a plastic sleeve, sandwiched between sheets of cardboard or backer board, and shipped flat in a stiffened bubble mailer. Free shipping is included. Tracking and insurance are included.

About the Paper. I print on Red River Paper’s Aurora Art Natural 250, an acid-free, 100% cotton paper made in the U.S. This paper has a distinctive elegance and warmth, with a natural white tone and semi-smooth surface. Aurora Art Natural 250 contains no optical brighteners.

About the Inks. I use pigment inks, which resist fading. If you frame your print using UV acylic or glass and hang it away from bright light, the chances of it fading before fifty years have elapsed is very low. Your print will stay vibrant throughout your lifetime and beyond.

About the artwork.This digital collage, titled Life Cycle, was created from this photo of Clarice, a resident red-tailed hawk at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Aviary in western Maryland. This artwork represents the stages of life: childhood (east), young adulthood (south), middle age (west), old age and death (north).

Clarice was the first bird introduced to the aviary and shared space with another red-tailed hawk named Junior. Hawks and eagles are called raptors, from the Latin word for “seize” or “plunder.” The term is apt, for hawks like Clarice drop from the sky to seize prey with strong, curved talons. Chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, lizards, and other birds make up most of a red-tailed hawk’s diet. Damage to Clarice’s left wing, kept her from flying well enough to hunt, but didn’t diminish her fierce demeanor. Clarice passed away in October 2023.

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Dimensions12 × 12 × 05 in

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Linda Gribko is an avid gardener, naturalist, author, artist, and photographer living just outside Morgantown, West Virginia, on a one-acre property she calls Yellow Bird's Rest. She's been gardening since the age of three, when she was put to work plucking rocks from the family vegetable patch, and was gifted her first growlight set-up at the age of eight. Linda is best known for her wildflower photography and the digital mandala art she creates from her nature photos, but is also a mixed media artist and published author. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016 and was followed up with "The Lion's Apprentice" in June 2020. The series follows the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.

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