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 easy it is for people to enjoy life in the city. This is reflected both in the amount of green spaces and coastal areas, where enviable houses are at a sufficient distance from the ocean to allow a continuous walk in which every few hundred meters free barbacues, parks for children and toilets can be found, 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. The title of this work is an interpretation of what the pelican might feel when flying over the winged sculptures.

Significance of the artwork: 

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

Social commitment:

A portion of the profits from the sale of this artwork will be donated to a project to support people with some kind of disability, so all of them can feel as powerful as this pelican. More information about his project will be available soon. 

 

Editions & Prices

Editions may be still available

Technical info

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

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

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