Artist's description:

50 x 50 cm print.

This Adelie penguin was the only of his type remaining at the end of the breeding season and the early days of the onset of winter on the small island Admirante Brown in the Antarctic. He has lost his fluffy baby penguin feathers and is just developing his tail feathers and is about to set off on an independent life. This moment is full of mixed emotions for humans and no doubt penguins too. His slightly aprehensive expression and pose captures this moment for me.

With issues of global warming some penguins are doing rather well but others may suffer from the loss of pack ice.

The Adelie Penguin is named for the wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville who discovered these penguins in 1840.

I felt the shape of this penguin was particularly suited to being enlarged into a more abstract black and white shape creating a striking image. Although based on my small etching of the Adelie Penguin you can see here on Artfinder, this image has been digitally altered specifically for this larger format and is therefore not a direct copy of an artwork.

A limited edition print. Acid neutral Hahnemuhle heavy fine art paper 308g.s.m. UltraChrome HDR Wide Gamut Inks.

Materials used:

Hahnemuhle fine art heavy paper with UltraChrome HDR Wide Gamut Inks

Bellwether edition no 3 of 150 (2015)


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