Significance of the artwork:
This artwork reminds us how a combination of culture and nature in our lives contributes to enrich our existence. And secondly, it shows – in a metaphorical way – how nature could be more present in our daily lives if we preserved better our environment.
I remember the first time I ran into kangaroos, a few miles back from a National Park in the “Great Ocean Road”. My partner and I got out of the car to see them, in the distance. Two were fighting, as they do in nature documentaries; this is to say, it’s something they really do, not that they do it as part of a film.
My initial enthusiasm for kangaroos was not however shared by Australians, as a rule. A coworker, when I told him, politely told me, “I’m not so excited by them.” I guess that, in his eyes, I was behaving like a small kid who has just seen his first cow.
What excites me about this image is that, if this were Australia, this kind of scene could really happen: we would have kangaroos running through our age old cities, because as we know from the news, kangaroos sometimes appear in the middle of urban centers. And here, because of the greater appeal of cities, kangaroos would probably be encouraged to visit them more and maybe even in herds.
Media selection (paper finish)
Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)
For this artwork, the artist prefers a satin finish paper: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm (Palace Edition) and Baryta Photographique 310 gsm (rest of editions), which provide a photo-realistic appearance, with deeper blacks and higher contrast than a matte paper
Matte – optionally (Edition Etching)
A matte finish paper will provide a more pictorial look to this artwork. The artist prefers a satin finish because it gives more strength and veracity to the story described by the image.
Notwithstanding, if you are looking for a softer and more poetical look, or you are not very fan of satin papers, then go for this option. We will use Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a slightly textured matte paper
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A portion of the profits from the sale will be donated to a project to support forests, as protecting forests increases the population of wildlife. More information about this project will be available soon.