Artist's description:

Where silver rocks reflect the mountain streams,
The Protea holds aloft its stately head -
Majestic flower to prompt the thoughts of men,
According to their nature and their dreaming.

To some it seems a giant artichoke,
While others link it to the ancient god
for whom tis named -
The ruby glow and allied silky beard
evoke the mystery of primeval days;
A traveller, who ranges far from home,
will quicken at its sight and yearn
And envy sugarbirds,
that dip into the gleaming cup,
while swaying gently in the wind.

Sima Eliovson

Made form a Zinc etching plate the Protea, drawn from life, make a magnificent evocative etching that would pleasingly adorn any wall. The art of etching is traditionally the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In modern manufacturing, other chemicals may be used on other types of material. As a method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today. In a number of modern variants such as microfabrication etching and photochemical milling it is a crucial technique in much modern technology, including circuit boards.

Materials used:

Paper, Ink,

Protea (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Wendy Murray from United Kingdom

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Wendy Murray

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