Jewelled Gecko Giclée on white background, A1 size. Illustration, New Zealand wildlife art.

Jewelled Gecko limited edition large format art print

Surface Active garment label embroidered

Surface Active | Making waves in a sea of sameness

Surface Active is an auto-printmaking design pARTnership established in 1986 by Shaun Waugh (boss) Chrissie Terpstra (bossier). Between 1986–2002 we were committed to producing original & indigenous designs of the highest design and screenprinting standards.

The technique of colour separating this design by hand involved breaking it down into eight separate designs, from which the screens are made. The separations are printed over each other, in layers to create the original hand screenprinted design. This crafty route is the only way to achieve the unparalleled vivid impression of the design.

Jewelled Gecko original fine art print by Surface Active

Over the past 3 years I have been high resolution scanning and meticulously re-creating our original, master multicolour screenprint wildlife artwork as large size, high resolution digital fine art prints. The Jewelled Gecko is the first of these designs to be completed.

The Jewelled Gecko Giclée or wide-format inkjet print is an Archival Digital Pigment Print on Museum Grade Fine Art Paper, to be published in a signed, limited edition of 50.


Gecko Illustration reference photos: Rod Morris
Illustrator: Shaun Waugh
Design and art direction: Design pARTners Chrissie Terpstra/Shaun Waugh

1988–2002 Surface Active, 2009–Present MagentaDot Brands, Apparel, Fauna, Illustration, Originate brand name, Pictures, Posters, Prints, Screenprinting, Surface Active, Wildlife art

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