(framed) ORIGINAL ART – ‘Gypsy’, Grey-Headed Flying Fox

$950.00

‘GYPSY’

Ink and watercolour
Art size: 380mm x 570mm
Frame size: height: 530mm x width: 710 depth: 30mm
Professionally framed artwork

‘Gypsy’ was created using a traditional nib and ink, along with professional-standard watercolour paints on 300gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Original’ embossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

This pocket-sized bundle of fun was one artwork Shannon thoroughly enjoyed thanks to the challenge that was achieving the right texture to describe the beautifully delicate wings and finding the right balance of ‘totally adorable’ and ‘delightfully inquisitive’ in its lovely little face. Everything is just so much more fun upside-down!

The Grey-headed Flying-Fox is one of the largest bats in the world and Australia’s only endemic flying-fox, ranging from QLD to VIC. Only a small proportion of this range is used at any one time though, as the species selectively forages where food is available. Intelligent and social animals, Grey-headed Flying-Foxes live in large colonies, roost in trees during the day, and establish permanent and/or semi-permanent camps near food sources and for birthing. Their numbers have declined drastically since European colonisation – from millions to a few hundred thousand. This is mostly due to habitat loss, decreasing the variety of native tree species, such as; Eucalyptus, Melaleuca (paper bark) and Banksia, as well 80+ flower and fruit species from subtropical rainforests. Due to the clearing over 70% of Melaleuca forests since colonisation, the bats have had to turn to alternative food sources such as orchard fruit. Grey-headed Flying-Foxes are critical in ensuring ecosystem health and the long-term survival of remaining Eucalypt forests, as they are able to transport large seeds and pollen vast distances, and improve the health and diversity of native forests. Along with deforestation, over the past two decades, tens of thousands of flying-foxes have died due to global warming, with temperatures now reaching 42°C or more. Barbed-wire and electrocution on powerlines and are also threats to their survival. Federally listed as Vulnerable.

 

*Artwork price includes signed artwork with professional framing, a Certificate of Authenticity*

Description

‘GYPSY’

Ink and watercolour
Art size: 380mm x 570mm
Frame size: height: 530mm x width: 710 depth: 30mm
Professionally framed artwork

‘Gypsy’ was created using a traditional nib and ink, along with professional-standard watercolour paints on 300gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Original’ embossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

This pocket-sized bundle of fun was one artwork Shannon thoroughly enjoyed thanks to the challenge that was achieving the right texture to describe the beautifully delicate wings and finding the right balance of ‘totally adorable’ and ‘delightfully inquisitive’ in its lovely little face. Everything is just so much more fun upside-down!

The Grey-headed Flying-Fox is one of the largest bats in the world and Australia’s only endemic flying-fox, ranging from QLD to VIC. Only a small proportion of this range is used at any one time though, as the species selectively forages where food is available. Intelligent and social animals, Grey-headed Flying-Foxes live in large colonies, roost in trees during the day, and establish permanent and/or semi-permanent camps near food sources and for birthing. Their numbers have declined drastically since European colonisation – from millions to a few hundred thousand. This is mostly due to habitat loss, decreasing the variety of native tree species, such as; Eucalyptus, Melaleuca (paper bark) and Banksia, as well 80+ flower and fruit species from subtropical rainforests. Due to the clearing over 70% of Melaleuca forests since colonisation, the bats have had to turn to alternative food sources such as orchard fruit. Grey-headed Flying-Foxes are critical in ensuring ecosystem health and the long-term survival of remaining Eucalypt forests, as they are able to transport large seeds and pollen vast distances, and improve the health and diversity of native forests. Along with deforestation, over the past two decades, tens of thousands of flying-foxes have died due to global warming, with temperatures now reaching 42°C or more. Barbed-wire and electrocution on powerlines and are also threats to their survival. Federally listed as Vulnerable.

 

*Artwork price includes signed artwork with professional framing, a Certificate of Authenticity*

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Dimensions 52 × 6 × 70 cm

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