“DaVinci’s Song” is a 4-plate etching that depicts a Cardinal, Robin, Meadowlark, and a Mockingbird in a life size format. This piece is about a poetic connection between art and science; when we hear birds sing, the melodies are like beautiful music for our enjoyment. For our avian friends, it is pretty much a scientific event to attract a mate, protect a territory, warn of predators, etc. The plates have been created so that the pieces flow together; the branches and landscape line up from one plate to the next one in perfect order. The viewer is looking through 4 windows at these singing songbirds. All the colors seen on this etching have been hand painted making each one unique.
Technical Art Information:
Image Size: 37” x 12”
This etching is hand-made on 4 large copper plates, each plate using two inks and containing a different songbird. In addition to the Arches rag paper used for the etching, the inks and paints employed to create the etching are of the highest quality. Each etching in the edition requires precise hand-wiping to attain proper tones. Two weeks after the ink dries, another several hours of hand-coloring is required to finish the piece. Because of all the hand work involved, no two pieces are exactly the same. The etching has a 2” border of paper around the image with a beautiful, deckled edge. The edition is nearly sold out.
Archival framing using supreme materials. The wood moulding is custom made with a pewter-champagne finish. The mat is museum rag – 8 ply, and the mounting mat is an archival neutral grey. The etching is floated to display an elegant, deckled edge of the beautiful rag paper that the etching is printed on. The glass is high quality museum glass to greatly reduce glare and protect the art from fading. The back is sealed with a mounting wire attached and ready to hang.
Framing price: 300.00
Total size with frame: 53” x 28”
Art will generally be shipped within 10 days unless otherwise noted. Unframed, the art is shipped in an eight-inch diameter tube so when received it will lay flat and pristine. Shipping cost is determined by location.
It can be shipped framed which again is determined by location or picked up locally. Size permitting, we use Fed. Ex for our shipping. Occasionally delivery can be arranged if possible. Generally, art will be shipped within 10 days at the latest. If longer, customer will be promptly notified.