The cassowary is a flightless bird found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. Like its next-door cousin, the emu, and those in more distant lands like the ostrich (Africa) and the rhea (South America), it still carries ancestral “dinosaur baggage” such as a crest on its head and claws in its feet. Indeed, the cassowary has been known to inflict fatal injuries to humans. There are a number of extant species of cassowary, but the one shown in the painting is the Southern Cassowary, which remains endangered. This is a part of a series of work on large canvases for an upcoming art exhibition on endangered species.
In my works, I represent two main themes, both influenced by my extensive travel to the different parts of the planet:
1. I showcase through my art the diverse landscapes and natural wonders I continuously encounter, which, while they are abstract in nature, attempt to captivate by their colors and forms.
2. I represent the many species of endangered wildlife and indigenous races I come across from around the world in a more traditional figurative manner, while still trying to use the same bold and dynamic technique.
These animals are critically endangered and a portion of the profit goes to the conservation of threatened species. It is suitable for any room decor, and is made in preparation for an upcoming art exhibition on endangered species.
The artwork is printed and mounted on professional-quality canvas. The canvas is on UV light protection which prevents fading and cracking, and is easy to clean. The canvas is framed and individually hand-assembled using high quality Plantation Grown Radiata Pine and recycled natural wood product. A 1.5” Gallery Wrap print is inset, leaving a 3/8” space between canvas and frame. Your framed canvas will be ready to hang right out of the box. My studio is based in the United States, but I ship my artworks worldwide, along with tracking numbers.
If you're interested to learn more, please read the "About" section below.
About the Artist:
Hi there, Art Lover! I’m glad you visited my page!
I’m an artist, photographer, and globetrotter, yet, for my mundane day job, I teach science as a university professor. My work in many different styles, but most significantly with abstract expressionism, as well as more recently, primarily show endangered animals in my artwork.
I’ve regularly travel to far-flung destinations around the world in search of endangered wildlife, natural wonders, and indigenous races. Thus far, I’ve traveled to forty-seven countries across six continents to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures, which I then paint to show them in my work.
I’ve been traditionally showing my works at galleries around the world, including Paris, New York, and San Francisco, but have recently decided to start my own website to reach my clients more closely. As a commitment to my play my part to try to reverse this maddening race to extinction, I donate over 20% of my profits from the sale of artwork to nonprofit charities, such as World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Ocean Conservancy. So together let’s save these creatures and our planet! :=)