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The Birds and the Trees

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Dimensions: 22” x 44”

Medium: Giclee' on canvas

Edition Size:  850

Availability:  Available

Year of Release:  2022

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For centuries we have pursued the ability to soar like a bird, wings spread and carried by the wind. Flight represents the unbridled grace of movement and the unrestricted thrill of freedom. To fly unimpeded is a fantasy of surreal proportions and a constant source of inspiration throughout time.

Dr. Seuss witnessed the magic of flight firsthand, not only on his travels around the world, but also directly from his studio window. It was there that he watched birds migrate up and down the California coast. He watched the native birds nest within the tropical flora and fauna that populated the hillside on which he lived. The view from his studio inspired his creativity and made its way into countless paintings and book projects throughout his career.

Roughly 10 years after creating The Birds and the Trees, Ted was facing a physical and creative challenge. His eyesight had begun to fail and that experience shook his creative output. He had shifted to working on the smaller beginner book series and, in 1975, was assembling a book titled “Oh the Thinks you can Think!” He had begun looking back through a collection of his favorite images and ideas to be used in a new context - something he had done his entire career. However, rarely had he adapted a Secret Art painting in its entirety for the page of a children’s book.

The Birds and the Trees became one of the only known paintings to crossover from his private paintings to his public illustrations. As such, this painting is quite rare and a critical work within the canon of Seuss’s career