Visions of Another Continent

– Looking for a gum tree –

by Fernando Paramio

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Looking for a gum tree

Description:

Koalas, whose Latin name means ash-color bear with a bag, are one of the most charismatic Australian icons. To most people, they arouse feelings of tenderness. However, they are considered a vulnerable species throughout Australia due to the loss of the ecosystem and diseases. Every time they find more difficulties to find food. I wish we could help recover this species in other forests outside Australia, but its autochthonous diet based on eucalyptus leaves limits our options.

Significance of the artwork:

This artwork shows us how far we can reach when we need it.

It also speaks about the need to preserve nature, our environment.

Editions 

Media selection (paper finish)

Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)

For this artwork, I prefer 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)

Looking for a gum tree looks beautiful both in satin and matte paper. A matte finish paper will provide a more pictorial look to this artwork. Although this paper finish is not my preferred option for this image, this artwork’s appearance using matte paper is also undoubtedly good. If you are looking for a softer and more poetic 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

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

Australia & in the middle of nowhere

Main gear

Canon EOS 5D mark III

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II 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: 2.85 x 3.0 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: 3.7 x 5.9 cm – 1.5 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.85cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

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

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.3 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.85 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140x210cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

*White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

Purchases

  • 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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– You can order your artwork unframed or framed. Framed artworks include the artist’s recommended mould, plus a glossy acrylic glass (PMMA), mounted on reinforced foam (neutral pH), the backboard and the hangers. The artwork will not be in contact with the glazing to preserve its longevity (by means of a spacer or a passe-partout). You can contact me to request a different mould. I mannually frame the artworks and I have access to a massive selection of moulds. Also, contact me if you want a matte acrylic glass; this is specially recommended for dark artworks; if so I will employ an Optium Museum Acrylic, which is a great product although pricey.

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