Sturt's Desert Pea - giclée print
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Sturt's Desert Pea - giclée print

Regular price $150.00
About this Bloom

Sturt’s Desert Pea | Swainsona  formosa |  Yooragoodadoo, Meekyluka, Marlukurukuru

The Sturt’s desert pea is a much loved emblem of Australia and in particular — South Australia. It is the southern state’s official floral emblem. The Sturt’s desert pea is a master of grit and resilience, growing in arid plains and inland deserts. The pea blooms profusely after heavy rains creating a phenomenal red carpet amidst the desert sands. The desert pea’s common named is derived from early 18th century explorer, Charles Sturt and it is botanically named for a British botanical gardener, Isaac Swainson. 

The desert pea is a symbol of remembrance amongst many in the Aboriginal community. In its natural state it carpets many Aboriginal countries and is known by many names including Yooragoodadoo, Meekyluka and Marlukurukuru. The most documented desert story is especially powerful — in it the desert pea blooms as a symbol for blood spilt across the land and the flower is a token of reverence for love lost and those who have died. Contemporary use of this symbol has been adapted for the marches held annually to give respect and remembrance to the Aboriginal people who lost their lives in the Frontier Wars.

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

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.