Donkey Orchid - giclée print
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Donkey Orchid - giclée print

Regular price $150.00
About this Bloom

Donkey Orchid | Diuris corymbosa  

Donkey orchids, known for their big ears and sunny faces are darlings of the bush in the southern tips of Australia. They bloom in clusters in the understory of the forest, waiting for bees and other pollinators to become entranced by the illusion that there may be nectar on offer. It is a clever design of the donkey orchid, in its markings and its colours, as it otherwise has nothing to offer these essential workers; they come, pollinate, and leave without sustenance.

The clever design continues underground where they live in symbiosis with a soil fungus and after the seed germinates but before leaves sprout it takes nourishment from this fungus. In fact the donkey orchid will only germinate when this fungus is present, ensuring a food source for its infancy. When the orchid breaks soil and grows its grassy leaves it swaps the fungus for photosynthesis and begins the process of growing those iconic donkey-headed flowers. 

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.