20″ X 30″

An elm tree’s demise, its wing-barked boundaries opened by ravages of bark beetle and fungus, makes way for new life to fill its space. Maple leaves take over the canopy between earth and sky, but their coverage is only partial, leaving openings for arriving and departing flights of woodpeckers. Fungal decay softens the wood to allow the tunnelling of long-horn beetle larvae and probing and chiselling of beak-endings. A nest cavity provides a feeding station between egg and air.

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Professionally printed giclee canvas prints which maintain the texture, color and look of the original paintings. The loose canvas prints are reproduced on acid and lignin free cotton-poly exhibition canvas with an elegantly textured matte finish and wide color gamut. The canvas base is enhanced with plastic polymers and a UV-inhibiting coating ready for gallery wrapping. Dimensions are approximate to the nearest inch and do not include an additional one-inch perimeter.


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About the Artist

Dr. Alan Rayner has been expressing awareness of Natural Inclusion through his art for over fifty years using oils, acrylics, watercolors and inks on a variety of surfaces. He has acquired a colorful, technically unrefined, symbolic style in order to depict imaginary scenes that would come into mind ‘out of the blue’ while drawing inspiration from the natural world. 

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