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Chickadee and Milkweed

Posted on Dec 14, 2017

The pieces included in RTPI’s current exhibition, “Neil Rizos:The Art of Exploration” – including this drypoint print of a Black-capped Chickadee – are available for purchase, and would make wonderful gifts for bird, art, or nature enthusiasts!

Chickadee & Milkweed – Drypoint 4″ x 5″ Edition of 75 $375

Of this piece, Rizos wrote: “I’ve stayed away from this bird as a subject because it is so cute that almost any image would be appealing no matter the quality or lack of quality of the design. But then I saw this bird on a dried milkweed and the similarity of shapes, sizes and values between the bird and the plant gave me the solid design foundation I was looking for to make it more than a rendering of an admittedly cute little bird. There’s a lot going on in terms of design and if you view it upside down it is easier to see in that way. Having said all that, they are irresistibly charming creatures and that’s a big part of what the print is about.”

Rizos outstanding show features over fifty works of art depicting birds, reflecting his life-long exploration of art and nature. Rizos works in a variety of media which include bronze sculptures, paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. Preview the pieces comprising the exhibition here: http://www.rizosart.com/peterson-institute.html, and be sure to come in to RTPI before the exhibit closes on January 7th!