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

Jewelled Gecko limited edition large format art print

Surface Active made in Aotearoa, T-shirts main neck label.

Surface Active wildlife art to wear – making waves in a sea of sameness. The Surface Active neck label sewn in to all of our locally made 100% cotton garments was the the finishing touch to our “Made in Aotearoa / New Zealand” studio philosophy.

Surface Active was 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.

This Surface Active portfolio of wildlife art Giclée is a work in progress, please visit again…


Credits


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

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