Lechenaultia biloba, Floor of the Sky
For many years, the brilliance of this flower was such that no available artists’ pigments could accurately replicate the flower and in 1935 the West Australian newspaper proudly offered a limited edition artistic reproduction of a photograph of the blue lechenaultia for its readers at Christmas time, having finally procured the technology and ink to faithfully replicate its glorious blue. Much has been written about this flower, formally and informally, one letter to the editor of a Goomalling newspaper in 1928 reads ‘its heaven-blue colour is really ravishing. As one is looking into the big mass of these flowers forming one of nature’s most beautiful blue carpets, the eye and the mind are quickly wrapt up in admiration and lost in the wonders of the supernatural world above’.
The hand-pulled, limited edition original print for this design can be found here.
Reproduction prints - open editions
Reproduction prints have been printed from a scan an Original Screen Prints. They have been edited to ensure best colour reproduction for digital print and will have larger smudges or flaws removed. They are printed locally in Western Australia on Ilford Textured Cotton Rag paper with quality archival inks. The paper weight is heavy at 310gsm. Reproduction prints come ink stamped on the back with an authenticity stamp. The prints are also signed on the back of the print. Every print comes with an additional certificate of authenticity that details the habitat, uses and history of the species featured.
- A2 paper size: 420w x 594h printed image size: 370w x 498h
- A3 paper size: 297w x 420h printed image size: 250w x 336h
For further sizing information and comparison diagrams please see the print sizing page.
Important information on colour
Significant effort has been made to make sure that the colour tones represented here reflect the tones in the real artwork. There are however, variances between screen display 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.