Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bidens Beggar Tick Mandala, Gíclee on Gloss Aluminum Plate, 16" Diameter

Bidens alba is one of those native wildflowers you see every day, or at least I do. In my opinion,
Bidens Mandala by Kevin Songer - Nature & Wildflower Mandalas

Bidens is one of the most important pollinator plants in Florida and across much of the nation. When most other wildflowers are dormant due to drought, floods, cold or heat, Bidens can usually be found blooming somewhere in the neighborhood.

 During most of the year Bidens can be found bluing at the seashore, along the edges of ponds and marshes, in creeks, across sandy vacant lots and even in the gutters of buildings!

The Bidens mandala contains three of my favorite Bidens species; Bidens alba (white), Bidens laevis (usually found growing in wet ditches), and Bidens mitis (little yellow blooms filling marshes and creeks).

The mandala is created on gloss plate aluminum and each is numbered and signed as a limited production print of 250 total.

Enjoy Florida wildflowers in your own home with one of Kevin's wildflower mandalas!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Railroad Vine Mandala, Ipomoea pes-caprae Gíclee on Gloss Aluminum Plate

Mandala art form has always touched my heart.  I see the infinite cosmos and minute life forms flowing through the circular designs.
Railroad Vine Mandala Ipomoea pes-caprae, 16" dia Gíclee on Gloss Aluminum by Kevin Shea
Working on a collection of native plant mandala's I began to really become attracted to the luminescent railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae.

Railroad vine grows in the salty sands of frontal dunes and attracts so very many beachfront pollinator insects as well as me, too.

I invite you to journey into railroad vine mandala.  You can actually hear the waves come ashore then flow back into the deep.  With wind in your hair, sand between your toes and salt on your lip, let railroad mandala minister peace to your urban soul!

Really, I just love the colors of this Florida native plant.

If you'd like a 16" diameter Gíclee on gloss aluminum with a hanger attached, then please order below. The 16" diameter railroad vine mandala is a limited edition production, 250 total and each piece is signed and numbered.

Thank you!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.  My email is kssonger@gmail.com


Monday, February 8, 2016

Dune Endangered Species - Seagrapes on the Seashell Seashore Gíclee on Canvas 30" x 40"

Amazing mixed media design gloss Gíclee on Canvas on a very large 30" x 40" cafe mounted canvas 1.5" width wooden frame.

Seagrapes on the Seashell Seashore
Kevin's design of the living seashore includes native sea grapes, Coccoloba uvifera; the endangered important dune plant sea oats, Uniola paniculata; the beach fiddler crab, Uca spp.; endangered Sanibel rice rat mouse (can you find her?), Oryzomys palustris; the agile shorebird snowy egret, Egretta thula, colorful sea urchins, Arbacia punctulata; the proverbial and much beloved slender sea stars; Luidia clathrata, the cloudless sulfur butterfly, Phoebis sennae and more.

Beach shells include the giant cockle shell, Dinocardium rosbustum; the beautifully spotted junonia, Scaphella junonia; large and magnificent lightning whelks, Busycon contrarium; Lytechinus variegates;   color filled scallops, Argopecten irradians; luminescent pen shells, Atrina seminude; and so much more!

Bring the Sanibel and Gulf Coast seashore into your home or office year around.

The canvas is part of a 250 unit limited production run also available on floating aluminum.  Smaller sizes are available.  Please email Kevin, kssonger@gmail.com for the prices on aluminum and for prices of the smaller canvas works.

Each  30" x 40" gloss canvas Gíclee Seagrapes on the Seashell Seashore art piece is signed and numbered by Kevin and may be ordered for $600.00.

Thank you for your order!