Treasures / Large Print
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"Treasures" Unframed Limited Edition Print by Santie Cronje.
Edition nr: 25/25
Artist Proofs: 3 (3 still to print)
Image Size: (h)435mm x (h)345mm plus white surround
Signed: Yes (signature, title, edition nr)
Paper: Museum archival cotton rag
Please note: In Situ images are examples only. Print is sold unframed.
About the piece:
There are a few specific elements in “Treasures” to strengthen the meaning of this piece and its title.
1907: Huia Extinction - The Feather
On 28 December 1907 the last Huia was sighted. All that is left today are the huia feathers – a special treasure for many.
1907: Kia Ora Vase - Royal Doulton
Royal Doulton released a range of pottery in 1907 called “Kia Ora” in beautiful rich colours and intricate Maori patterns.
Flower Symbolism (on the theme of extinction)
Blushing Bride: The centre flower is a native South African protea called the “Blushing Bride”. Once thought to be extinct, these extraordinary white proteas rose from the ashes like a phoenix after a bush fire was said to have wiped out the only known wild population. The fire caused the seeds to germinate and flourish.
Broken Tulips: The adored broken tulips like the famous 'Semper Augustus' were so popular in the 17th century in Holland, causing a total craze and collapse in the market. A virus in the bulb which caused the beautiful variegation, inevitably caused its extinction.