The Product: Snow leopard art print
An arresting snow leopard art print rendered digitally by wildlife artist Talia Giles. This portrait is one of a growing collection entitled Animals V. Humans created by the artist and amongst whom number the African lion and the Polar Bear, both available through us at Designs By Origin. The collection highlights the plight of these endangered species, whose futures lie in the hands of humankind. The enigmatic and mesmeric gaze of a snow leopard, a reclusive inhabitant of central Asian mountain ranges, conveys the steely resolve of life on the edge – literally – and sheer beauty, with its unique camouflage coat that disappears against wild, inhospitable terrain.
Talia starts with a series of photographs of each animal which she then combines and manipulates to create the perfect portrait pose, almost humanlike. Next, she digitally draws a complex net of triangles which form the base of the geometric image. Smaller, denser collections of triangles are used where more detail is required. Once the net is complete, each and every triangle is coloured individually to add depth, light and shade. Finally, background colours are trialled to set the mood and allow the character to come alive. On close inspection, these digital artworks are breathtaking in their detail.
This limited edition snow leopard print (1/100) is hand-finished in silver metal leaf and lacquer to prevent tarnishing. Each of these prints is unique, due to their being hand-finished.
These artworks look equally striking in an industrial, urban loft setting as in a ‘modern-rustic’, rural abode. Depending on your backdrop, you may want to choose a pale frame to in effect ‘disappear’. A modern, white frame against the mount and white/pale walls will, for example, allow the animal image to leap out from the wall. Alternatively, you may opt to outline the artwork with a strong line to create a definition or a boundary between the snow leopard and, say, a busy all-over wallpaper. If this is your preference, go for a slim, warm-hued wooden frame to enhance the artwork’s earthy palette.
Print Info & Sizing: The snow leopard print is available in two A2 only, measuring 59.4cm x 42cm and comes rolled and ready for framing. All print measurements include a white border. Archival quality giclée prints on white, textured paper – Hahnemuhle Matt Photo Rag, 308g – will last up to 200 years without fading, kept in the right conditions.
For best conservation of the print, acid-free mounts and backing should be used when framing to protect the paper from discolouration over time. We recommend using a framer who is Fine Art Trade Guild (FATG) certified.
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