Visions of Another Continent

– Above the Gods –

by Fernando Paramio

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Above the gods


Something that does not stop fascinating me of Australia is how cities are designed for their inhabitants to enjoy them. This is reflected both in the number of green spaces and coastal areas, where enviable houses are at a sufficient distance from the ocean to allow a continuous walk. Along that walk, there are periodically free barbecues, parks for children and toilets, even free swimming pools in the north, among other amenities.

I was in one of these urban coastal areas when a pelican passed overhead. It is a common bird in Australia, but not for that matter any less colossal, since its wingspan can reach 2.6 meters and it can weigh up to 13 kg, thus becoming one of the heaviest creatures able to fly.

The image shows one of these giant birds floating lightly above the beautiful facade of a noble building. This work’s title interprets what the pelican might feel when flying over the winged sculptures.

Significance of the artwork :

This artwork shows us that we all have something to feel proud of regardless of who we are or what we have.


Media selection (paper finish)

Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)

I prefer a satin finish paper for this artwork: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm (Palace Edition) and Baryta Photographique 310 gsm (rest of editions). They provide a photo-realistic appearance, with deeper blacks and higher contrast than matte paper.

Matte – optionally (Edition Etching)

A matte finish paper will provide a more pictorial look to this artwork, however it is probably a bit soft to me. First, due to the light of the image (hard, direct). Second, because the satin finish makes the scene real. Was that pelican really flying there? The answer becomes more affirmative when using a satin paper.

Notwithstanding, the appearance of the artwork using matte paper is also good. If you are looking for a softer look or are not a fan of satin papers, then go for this option. We will use Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a slightly textured matte paper

Technical info


End of creation: 2018


Pelican – Australia

Facade – Madrid (Spain)

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark II

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM 


Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties) 

Canson Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag 310 g/m2 (Palace Edition)

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310 g/m2 (rest of editions)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) also available

White margin for signing and numbering (information below)

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24 x 36 cm – 9.4 x 14.2″

White margin: 2.8 x 3 cm – 1.1 x 1.2″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34 x 51 cm – 13.4 x 20.1″

White margin: 4 x 4.2 cm – 1.6 x 1.7″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 66.7 x 100 cm – 26.3 x 39.4″

White margin: 4 x 5.9 cm – 1.6 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.8cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 190.5 cm – 50 x 75″

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.2 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.8 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140×210 cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request


  • Conceived, executed and printed by the artist
  • Visually pleasing, intellectually stimulating and emotionally alive
  • Museum quality paper and long-lasting properties
  • Exclusive limited editions to protect this art investment
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