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Fiona Smith Art & Writing

Keeping Time, Rainbow Lorikeets, limited edition fine art print

Keeping Time, Rainbow Lorikeets, limited edition fine art print

Regular price $340.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $340.00 AUD
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These brightly coloured birds always appear in pairs - although when they settle on a tree to roost with others, the volume of their chatter can be deafening. I know them as relatively bossy, easy-to-train birds, with a particular liking for sitting on human heads.

They can live for 30 years, which means they get very accustomed to dodging household pets and standing their ground if the dog gets too nosy. They way you can tell the females and males apart is usually by their behaviour. The females are more hesitant.

I do remember, as a child, getting my first lesson about the "birds and the bees" through watching the lorikeets get sexy and exclaiming to my mother that the birds were doing circus tricks.

The eggs of the Rainbow Lorikeet are laid on chewed, decayed wood, usually in a hollow limb of a eucalypt tree. Both sexes prepare the nest cavity and feed the young, but only the female incubates the eggs.

These particular Rainbow Lorikeets are examining a French gilt-brass engraved
gorge repeating carriage clock from around 1875. The wallpaper in the background is based on one in the Little Greene National Trust Wallpaper Collection. The original was found on a lobby wall at Erddig in Wales and was hung in the 1870s.

Only 25 of these unframed museum quality Giclee Prints will be offered in each size:

  •  Medium 60 x 50 cm image size plus a 5cm border - $340
  • Small 30 x 25 cm plus a 3cm border -  $190

Shipping within Australia is free.

Printed in Australia, using expanded gamut archival vivid pigment inks and acid free archival 310 gsm artist cotton paper, these Giclee reproductions are incredibly true to the original artworks and are eminently collectable. Each print is hand numbered and embossed.

Please allow 10-14 days for delivery of your limited edition print order. Your print is carefully and professionally packaged and sealed in a tube with tissue paper for safe shipping.

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