‘Valley of the Birds’ by David Seidman
Artist: David Seidman
Title: ‘Valley of the Birds’
Medium: One-of-One, Mounted, Embellished, Varnished and Framed Archival Print from a Digital Painting
Dimensions: 9” x 15”
Framing: Framed in Antique Frame (Frame Size: 11.5” x 17.5”)
Year of Creation: 2018
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“I have a fascination with victorian taxidermy birds. In fact, they surround my workspace and are constantly a source on inspiration. So it was inevitable when creating a dreamlike world for this painting, that they found themselves to be a part of it. They inspired me to create this caretaker who not only looked after these creatures, but also kept them safe within her body and evolved to better cater their needs. The large bird-like creature in the back was inspired by a taxidermy peacock I recently acquired.
To give some information on my “digital original” process… I digitally paint my piece which is then printed as a one-off with archival paper and inks. It is then mounted, varnished and hand-embellished with a clear acrylic that allows me to emphasize my brush strokes. My ‘originals’ come with a COA that states that there will never be another piece created in that fashion.” – David Seidman
About the Artist:
David Seidman has been professionally illustrating since graduating from the University of the Arts in 2001. He got his start in comics with cover work on series such as Se7en, The Straw Men and Grimm Fairy Tales. David also illustrated over 40 covers for the popular Charmed comic book series from Zenescope Entertainment.
David’s work has also been commissioned by publishers such as Wizards of the Coast, Penguin, and Orbit as well as popular rock bands like Coheed and Cambria. His illustrations have been featured in several Spectrum Fantastical Art books, Infected by Art Volumes 3-5 as well as D’Artiste and Expose. David’s work has also been featured internationally in gallery shows as well as in two successful solo shows, RAPTURE and THE GHOST GIRLS at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia.