'Canopy Ecosystem' A3 Print

$49.00
  • 'Canopy Ecosystem' A3 Print

High quality A3 print of original acrylic on 900mm diameter round panel painting 'Canopy Ecosystem' 2014 by Anna Priluka. Print dimensions 420mm x 29.7mm.

This painting is inspired by an ecological survey of the epiphytic (tree-dwelling) flora in a single native tree near Haast on the South Island's west coast. New Zealand's amazing abundance of epiphytic species is unusual for temperate forests, as they are more often a feature of tropical rainforests. Riflemen/titipounamu (Acanthisitta chloris) are endemic to New Zealand and are also our smallest bird –resembling olive green golf balls flitting through the trees. Pockets of soil collect in the canopy from decaying leaf matter and recent research has shown that some trees grow arboreal roots into these pockets through which, just as in the ground below, they form beneficial associations with mychorrizal fungi. This painting is set in a silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii) where broadleaf (Griselinia littoralis), native scarlet mistletoe (Peraxilla tertrapetala), hound's tongue fern (Microsorum pustulatum) and pekapeka orchids (Dendrobium cunninghamii ) are common epiphytic plants along with numerous species of fungi and lichen.

Open edition. All prints have excellent archival properties and are printed on 300gsm, 100% post consumer waste recycled stock* with vegetable based inks. Each is individually signed and monogrammed and comes with a thick board backing, information and enclosed in a cellophane bag for protection. Shipped flat in recycled cardboard packaging.

* please be aware that because the prints are made on 100% recycled post consumer waste stock, very tiny flecks may be present on some of the paper. I enjoy the natural look this gives and feel it is much preferable to printing on paper made from old-growth forest pulp!

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