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Water Fern – Ltd Ed Fine Art Print by Esther Beaton

$325.00

Central spore-bearing fronds of Hard Water Fern (Blechnum wattsii). Victoria.

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The ferns are ancient plants, the diet of dinosaurs. They don’t exactly have seeds but spores. It was unusual to come across this individual plant which had a rare specialised structure grown just for carrying spores. The spore capsules were so dense along the stalk that it was forced to bend into a pattern of circles and whorls. In my treatment, I retained the natural bronze colour of the spores which contrasted so well against the green rainforest background.

Weight 5 kg
Medium

Archival pigment on cotton rag

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