By Marc Alexander from his ‘Dreams of an Enchanted World’. ‘Crow’s Nest’, archival canvas print in a tube, available in various sizes.
Many of Marc’s artworks are available as fine art digital prints. Professionally photographed and printed on large format inkjet printers, these prints are limited edition numbered bottom left and signed bottom right. Printed on Van Gogh cotton canvas. The process employs fade resistant, archival inks, which boast a 100+ year fade-proof guarantee.
These prints are also available in varying sizes. Canvas prints can be provided stretched or rolled in a tube for easy transporting. The canvas print is treated with a high quality scratch resistant matt art-sealant. Directly behind the stretched canvas print is a fixed board which gives the frame rigidity, prevents warping and ensures the frame hangs flush against the wall. Large frames are cross braced to further prevent warping.
These prints are also available in varying sizes on archival paper.
When Spring comes along the Cherry blossoms abound, the rain smells sweet and the birds get busy putting their nest-building skills to good use. In fact, there’s nothing more iconically spring in The Secret Forest, than watching the silhouettes of crows with bill loads of twigs dot the skies as they shuttle back and forth to their nests. These construction projects are over in the blink of an eye and soon, their bill loads of twigs will be replaced by food for their mate and, eventually, their insatiable young.
How crows make their precise nest site selection is unknown, but most commonly, nests are placed close to the trunk in a fork or on a horizontal branch in the top third of a conifer. Trees are abundant in The Secret Forest, so the nest exterior is constructed entirely from twigs pulled from live trees. After the bulk of construction is complete, the cup of the nest is lined with soft materials like grass, feathers, moss, flowers, roots, fur, etc. The fur is usually collected from dead animals, but swift crows may collect from live ones too.