|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!
The Florida Primitive Cypress Dome collection represents approximately a year of work. First let me say cypress domes are one of my favorite Florida habitats.
These domes are a collection of bald and/or pond cypress trees growing in a damp or wetland area, each competing for sunlight, reaching higher and higher above the next tree, creating an amazing dome shape.
Cypress domes provide habitat for a variety of migratory and wading birds, orchids, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and a host of vines, shrubs and trees. Biologically speaking cypress domes are extremely diverse.
The three cypress domes included in the collection include; Dark Night Gator Pond (7.5" x 22"), Cypress Pond Fire (7.5" x 22") and Cypress Pond Splendor (7.5 x 25"). Each is Giclée on professional grade canvas.
The Florida Primitive Cypress Dome Splendor is a collection of Florida native wildflowers and plants. Included in the art are; Roseate Spoonbills, several grass pinks (Calapogon app.), climbing aster, bacopa, wax myrtle, saw palmetto, muscadine, muhly grass, shiny blueberry, spotted bee balm, bracken fern, st. john wort, sabatia, joe pie weed, pulchea, Catesby lily, xyris, cattails, gallberry, scarlet hibiscus, lizard's tail, sabal palm, sawgrass and much more.
The Florida Primitive Collection Cypress Dome Splendor brings memories of the magnificence of late spring-summer Florida wildlife and wilderness.
|Florida Primitive Cypress Dome Splendor, Giclee on Canvas|
|Florida Primitive Dark Night Gator Pond|
|Florida Primitive Cypress Pond Fire|
Bog Rainstorm by Kevin Shea - Giclee on Canvas
|Bog Rainstorm by Kevin Shea|
RED MANGROVE ESTUARY, glicee on canvas, limited edition prints (of 50), signed and numbered.
After four years of recovering from a massive aortic dissection I am beginning a new life.
|Red Mangrove Estuary by Kevin Songer|
My hope is we can all learn and appreciate nature even more through ecological art and that our communities reflect love and appreciation of mother nature.
Through education we will learn to cherish and protect our natural surroundings. Through art this education can become reality.
From common wildflowers growing on a roof, wall or planted in a garden to rare and endangered species struggling to survive within critical habitat, nature calls to us all.
Come here often for more nature. Share, learn, love and prosper. This is what mother nature desires for us all.
Todays art piece is my illustration of a red mangrove estuary, one similar to those found here along Sanibel Island's shoreline just west of Fort Myers, Florida.
The nature features found inn the illustration include:
- Red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle and propagules;
- Railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae;
- Blue-eyed darner, Aeshna multicolor;
- Fiddler crabs, Uca pugnax;
- Barnacles, Crustacea; and
- the constellation of Cancer (the crab) the second most biologically diverse ecosystem in the world - the mangrove estuary.