'Canopy Ecosystem' Print
Dimensions 420mm x 297mm (A3 size) or 297 x 297mm (Square)
From the original acrylic on 900mm diameter round panel painting 'Canopy Ecosystem' 2014 by Anna Priluka.
- This painting is inspired by an ecological survey of the epiphytic (tree-dwelling) plants found in a single native tree near Haast on the South Island's west coast. New Zealand's amazing abundance of these species is unusual for temperate forests, as they are more often a feature of tropical rainforests. Riflemen/titipounamu (Acanthisitta chloris) are endemic to New Zealand and are also our smallest bird –resembling olive green golf balls flitting through the trees. Pockets of soil collect in the canopy from decaying leaf matter and recent research has shown that some trees grow arboreal roots into these pockets through which, just as in the ground below, they form beneficial associations with mychorrizal fungi. This painting is set in a silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii) where broadleaf (Griselinia littoralis), native scarlet mistletoe (Peraxilla tertrapetala), hound's tongue fern (Microsorum pustulatum) and pekapeka orchids (Dendrobium cunninghamii ) are common epiphytic plants along with numerous species of fungi and lichen -
All prints have excellent archival properties and are printed in Nelson, New Zealand on 300gsm, 100% post consumer waste recycled stock. Please be aware that because the prints are made with recycled stock, very tiny flecks may be present on some of the paper. I enjoy the natural look this gives and feel it is much preferable to printing on paper made from old-growth forest pulp!
Each is individually signed and monogrammed and comes with a thick board backing, information blurb on rear and enclosed in a 'cellophane' bag for protection. Shipped flat in recycled cardboard packaging.