Wedding Bush - giclée print
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Wedding Bush - giclée print

Regular price $150.00
About this Bloom

Wedding Bush | Ricinocarpos pinifolius 

Whilst varieties of wedding bush are endemic to most states of Australia, Ricinocarpos pinifolius is native to the east coast of Australia. A member of one of the largest families of flowering plant species on earth, wedding bush is beloved for its astounding beauty and its scent. Blooming in late winter, it is a stunning shrub that grows as if it is a giant bridal bouquet itself. It is a popular plant amongst gardeners in Australia and proves itself to be hardy and resilient, though, like many Australian native plants that have adapted to harsh conditions it requires its seeds to be pre-soaked in hot water, sometimes smoked, for a better chance at germination. If this sounds like a fussy propagation technique, consider that it is a clever result of evolution in response to natural bushfires.

In 1931 Victorian locals campaigned for the wedding bush to be considered as a contender for the role of official floral emblem of Victoria. There are several ‘love letters’ to the bridal bush archived in newspapers from this era: ‘Come to Sandringham for a walk and see the bridal bush in all its beauty and glory in our scrub. Without doubt it is one of the prettiest and sweetest wildflowers that we have’. Another letter from the same era reads ‘Perhaps the most conspicuous among all these [shrubs] are tall slender bushes, or small trees, which are bowed down under a wealth of white flowers as if there had been a fall of snow. This is the wedding-bush or bridal-bush, and seen under a full moon its canopy of white bloom is unbelievably lovely.’

About this Series

The first series from the Lalleuca studio, Tracey draws influence from centuries of scientific botanical exploration and combines it with the tenets of Pop Art: bold colour, strong form and an aesthetic that commands attention. Each work is a marriage between story and design, between information and colour, each work celebrates the plant and encourages the collector to learn and engage with bright, unbridled joy.

Sizes

Original Silkscreen Artworks

paper size: 556w x 760h (deckle (natural torn) edge) 
printed image size: 460w x 620h 
paper stock: Somerset Satin 300gsm.

A2 Giclée Art Print

paper size: 420w x 594h printed image size: 370w x 498h 

A3  Giclée Art Print

paper size: 297w x 420h printed image size: 250w x 336h

About Colour

Every effort has been made to ensure that the colour tones represented here reflect the tones in the real artwork. There are however, variances between display screens across different devices so the artwork may not display exactly accurately on your device. If this is a concern to you it is best to email before purchase for advice on colour. 

Original v. Giclée

The original silk screen works are collectible bespoke artworks. They are the largest of the range and each are made by hand. The nature of the process encourages each print to have its own personality and difference. No two artworks are the same. The colours in these artworks are unparalleled, as is the variance in sheen and overlay. Each original is embossed with the studio stamp, numbered and labelled by hand and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Giclée Art Prints are the next best thing after an original. Whilst they are replicas and have larger editions, their price point makes them more affordable to an entry level collector. The inks used are pigment inks and the paper is archival; framed behind glass these prints will retain their vibrancy for decades.

Shipping
  • We are unable to offer 'Authority to Leave' on these artworks.

  • Original artworks and the larger of the Giclée prints (A2) will be rolled and packed in sturdy cardboard postage tubes for shipping.

  • A3 prints will be wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and shipped flat in a rigid mailer envelope. 

Timeframe

please note that the border closures due to covid means that we can not predict or guarantee any time frames for shipping, the below should work only as a guide.

Australian Shipping

Please allow up to two weeks for printing and shipping. If you live rurally, postage may take longer. 

International Shipping

Please allow up to 28 days for printing and shipping. 
Be aware that some countries charge import taxes and duties on arrival, this is the responsibility of the consumer (you) to pay. If unsure, it is best to check with your relevant authorities.

Express post

Should you require more express printing and postage service it is best to make contact via email at admin@traceygibbs.com to confirm that your preferred shipping option and timeframe is achievable.