michael swearngin

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Title: "Crows in Flight"

Medium: Mixed Media on Board

Size: 12"x6" each Panel

News-Michael is a participating artist in Taking Flight: Birds in Art

November 13 – February 14, 2016 | Main Gallery Tohono Chul Galleries - 7366 North Paseo del Norte Tucson, AZ 85704 

Just as birders are finely tuned to their surroundings so too is the artist. Knowledge, patience, and a heightening of all of the senses is required for imaginative and informative discoveries in both fields. Taking Flight: Birds in Art sets its sights squarely on a group of artists exploring a variety of themes and environments with each path leading to a better understanding of the natural world. This inquiry into the avian world through the modes of allegory, symbolism, abstraction, and representation will unveil formal investigations of color, pattern, and form as well as statements concerned with science, history, and conservation. Binoculars will not be necessary.