Ficus lyrata

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Ficus lyrata

500.00

Ficus lyrata, also known as the Fiddle Leaf Fig is native to Western Africa where it lives in lowland tropical forests. Interestingly it is what you call a banyan fig which commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree; it then sends roots down to the ground which envelopes the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangles it. It can also grow as a free-standing tree on its own, growing up to 12–15 m (39–49 ft) tall.

Handmade archival platinum palladium print.

Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered in pencil reverso. Full paper size is 10x12in, image size 4.3in x 6.7in.

This printing method requires the sensitizing of the paper by hand so the border will vary for each print.

*note: The last image is to give a sense of scale, frame is not included. 

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This is a Platinum and Palladium Print created on Bergger Cot 320 paper. Platinum prints are known for their great tonal ranges and archival permanence. This process also yields a completely matte appearance since the metals are absorbed into the paper. When created they can have the opportunity to last for over a thousand years, provided the paper keeping the image stays together. Platinum printing was invented back in 1873 and the prints created from that time period still look as when they were first made. Each print is a completely unique object that can never be reproduced exactly, due to the myriad of variables from chemistry, humidity and hand coating of the paper. Collectors are attracted to Platinum Prints because of their great range of tonality, its surface quality and long term permanence.