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"Treasures" Framed Limited Edition Print by Santie Cronje.
The frame is a white washed woodgrain that was chosen to compliment the soft colours in the Blushing Bride Protea and Rose. A light frame looks great on any painted feature walls.
Non reflective Art Glass
“Riches you hold in your hands are inferior to treasures you store in your heart.”― Matshona Dhliwayo
Artist Proof: 1/3 (The sold out Edition was out of 25)
Framed Dimensions: (h)695mm x (w)590mm
Signed: Yes (signature, title, edition nr)
Paper: Museum archival cotton rag
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.