Original painting Sold, oil on canvas, 320 x 150mm, 2008
In “Extinction I” a majestic Pouakai (Haast eagle) dangles our planet earth and perhaps its fate, above a purple tulip. The native New Zealand eagle, which had a wingspan of up to 3 metres went extinct in 1400AD. This painting could be seen as depicting what Sofia terms an “earth flower”, which conceptually explores the Gaia hypothesis. This theory proposes that the earth's ecology is a complex interacting system of living and non-living parts that can be thought of as a single organism.
Limited edition of 75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 550mm high x 258mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border. Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD). Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.
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