Animalia Canadiana was conceived as an acknowledgement to mans conquest of nature and the outdoors. We have come to a point, where it is possible to imitate nature to the extent of duplication.
Each landscape is fictional and pieced together as a digital collage using between 8 to 30 photographs, which I have previously taken.
Elements within the landscape are annotated to acknowledge the understanding of the landscape.
For purchase of originals:
The wood for the frames is selected from the common habitat of each animal, then milled. For the black bear, cedar is used; for the elk: spruce; the bighorn sheep: poplar; the moose: white pine.
Each piece is an edition of 5, stretched and framed by myself. Roughly sized to 27 x 52'' after framing. Please be in touch for purchase of full set as I will offer a reduced rate. Completed Pieces can be viewed here: http://derekdix.com/animalia.html