Golden Wattle - giclée print
Golden Wattle | Acacia pycnantha | Karrank | Tunline
Australia’s national emblem since 1988, and unofficially so for a century before that, the golden wattle is a glorious, fluffy, fairy bloom with tiny pom-pom flowers that seem to dance in the breeze. Bees flurry about in ecstatic greed when it’s in bloom. Though A. pycnantha is endemic to south-eastern Australia, there are close to 1000 varieties of other wattles growing nationwide – from the forest to the desert, in all terrains and climates. Because of this, wattle has become iconic in the Australian cultural landscape; from the uniforms of the Australian Olympic team, the beloved Golden Wattle Cookery Book (1924) and of course, May Gibbs’ enchanting Wattle Babies (1918). Australians are very attached to these little golden orbs. Wattle is also known as a symbol of resilience. Being fire resilient, they are often the first plants to germinate after a bushfire. This strength became a symbol of Australia’s newly forged unity in World War 1.
Golden wattle has been used by First Australians as a foodstuff for thousands of years. The seeds, once harvested, can be ground into flour and made into breads and cakes. Its bark and gums were used medicinally and these components also contain rich tannins used in modern times for tanning leather. In ancient times, and today, they have also been a marker of changing seasons, when they bloom, we know that other species are not far behind them.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Please allow up to two weeks for printing and shipping. If you live rurally, postage may take longer.
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