Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Original Cyanotype Wall Art

$89.00

Adorn your walls with handmade and completely unique Australian bird art or give a gift your bird-loving friend or family member won’t have but will last for centuries. This handmade cyanotype print features two tail feathers from the Red-tailed black cockatoo.

The Red-tailed black cockatoo is a charismatic and iconic Australian species. Unfortunately, due to altered land management practices and land clearing their numbers are dramatically declining. They depend on large tree hollows in very old trees to nest and such trees are becoming rarer each day. The southeastern subspecies are critically endangered.

Feathers can be quite difficult to capture perfectly with the cyanotype process because they are deceptive in how much light is let through the fine structures of the feather. It has taken considerable practice for me to find the right exposure balance.

These tail feathers were collected on private property in far northern Queensland during my PhD research years.

This original artwork makes a gorgeous statement piece to your wall decor or a unique ‘something blue’ wedding gift for the art, nature, photography, or science lover in your life. They look especially dramatic when grouped together on a wall.

This is an original handmade cyanotype photogram/sun print, not a digital reproduction, nor is it reprinted using a digital negative which means that it is currently available in one size only (life size because of the contact printing nature of the process). The emulsion has been painted on the cotton or paper page by me and the specimen was collected and pressed either from my garden, my conservation property or during my field expeditions as an ecological scientist (under permit). The specimens are reused again and again so as to minimize collection of wild plants or feathers. Each print is handmade, one-of-a-kind, and mounted to order. As such, the position of the specimen may move slightly each time. Other aspects that can vary are the intensity of the blue and contrast. These vary with the weather conditions such as the time of day, time of year, and cloud cover. Rest assured that I will never send you a piece I am not proud of.

Materials: This original artwork is made using premium quality 300gsm cotton, acid-free Arches paper.

Size: The paper is a standard A4 size and mounted onto a white, gallery quality, acid-free mounting board ready for an 11 x 14-inch frame

I strive for 100% client satisfaction therefore if you have particular preferences, i.e. you would like a very deep blue, please get in touch to ask if it can be achieved. I am happy to accommodate as much as possible.

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    Weight 0.075 kg
    Dimensions 30 × 22 × 0.2 cm
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