Lewis is an odd one in the koala pack. He keeps to himself, pondering the life we all lead. He sits on his throne and takes in the view of the world, watching how it changes and turns in both great and frightening ways. Is that a smile on his face? Thoughtful or curious? This striking piece of a familiar face invites you to see koalas a little differently than we do now.
In January 2020, fires devastated Australia, tearing across the country at a terrifying rate leaving homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined, and over one billion animals burned. Ellenborough Lewis the koala was pulled from the flames by the heroic Toni Doherty, who spotted the burned koala running into fires near Port Macquarie in NSW. The brave and loving actions of Toni gave Lewis another chance at life, a chance many of his fellow koalas did not get. Sadly, Lewis succumbed to his burns and passed away shortly after his rescue. Over 30,000 koalas died in the Australian bush fires with 80% of their habitat destroyed. Already in dramatic decline this has led them closer to being critically endangered. This memorial artwork to Lewis and Toni reminds us of the importance of human compassion and the role we all can play in conservation by simply stopping to lend a hand. The world has pulled together with millions of people committing to save koalas and other unique wildlife.
Limited edition Giclée print printed on Canson Edition Etching Rag 310gsm, 100% acid free, 100% cotton rag paper.
Contemporary Photography, Wildlife, Happy Art
A2= 23.4 x 16.5 inch | 594 x 420 mm (Total print size including white border)
A1= 33.1 x 23.4 inch | 841 x 594 mm (Total print size including white border)
A limited edition giclée print is the closest substitute to one of Gillie and Marc’s original paintings. Limited edition giclée prints are produced on Canson Edition Etching Rag 310gsm, 100% acid free, 100% cotton rag paper, with a 40mm white border. Giclée prints are virtually indistinguishable from originals and widely accepted & endorsed by fine art experts.
The print will be wrapped in tissue before being rolled into a rigid poster tube. All prints are signed and editioned by the artists and include an embossed Gillie and Marc logo in the corner. A certificate of authenticity will accompany this print artwork.
Museum Grade Paper
Canson Edition Etching Rag is a 100% cotton Fine Art paper with a smooth texture, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers. The paper has the purest white tone available on the market, without any Optical Brightening Agents, also called OBAs. Optical Brightening Agents are artificial brighteners that deteriorate in time. Canson Edition Etching Rag offers a high paper shade stability and a resistance to ageing by using natural minerals.
This museum-grade paper provides deep blacks, excellent image sharpness, optimum colour graduation and its unique slight grain makes it ideal for printing detailed work, colour photographs and exceptional black and white portraits.
Caring For Your Artwork
Your new print is very delicate. Please keep your print protected until it is framed to avoid damage. Gillie and Marc can frame your print, however if you have opted to receive your print in a tube, we recommend this to be opened by a professional framer as it is fragile and difficult to re-roll. Regardless of whether your print is framed, we always suggest to keep out of direct sunlight.
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