Robert Bateman - Under Construction - Cliff Swallows
The summer days of my youth were spent at a cottage on a lake which bordered northern forest and southern farmland. This was the perfect interface for a young artist and naturalist. The barn was only yards away from the cottage and was a source of endless pleasure ... hide and seek, jumping in the hay, watching the pigs ands sheep and cattle and chickens. It was the warm and complex world of the traditional family farm. The barn also provided habitat for wildlife. The most obvious denizens were the barn swallows. Their cheery “peeta peeta” notes were blended with the barnyard sounds. Then one summer some of the swallows were uttering a more melodious chirp. My Peterson field guide told me that these were cliff swallows. Barn swallows build a simple cup attached to the wall or ledge but cliff swallows create gourd shaped orbs from little blobs of mud. I see fewer and fewer barns in my travels and it has been some time since I saw a cliff swallow but when I do my heart goes straight as an arrow to those days of my youth. - RB

Robert Bateman - Under Construction - Cliff Swallows

Release Year: 2005
Size: 9 x 12
Form: limited edition print on paper
Edition Size: 1500 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: call or email to check on availability.
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BATUN3
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