The Great Frigate Bird or ʻIwa is a symbol of beauty and cleansing. It is also known as a thief for its habit of stealing fish from other birds. ‘Iwa nest on the Northwest Hawaiian Islands where the male builds a nest then sings and shakes while displaying his iridescent plumage which is especially vibrant during mating season. This painting was my father's favorite. Being a "bird man" he really appreciated the feather work.
The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual print. Matted prints are measured by outside matte dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard sized frames.
Full-size prints extend to the full dimensions of 8”x10”, 11x14” or 16”x20” (or equivalent square inches in the case of narrow artwork). There is no mat border, so the picture itself is larger than a matted print.
Matted and Full-Size prints come in clear protective sleeves with foam core backings.
Giclée, pronounced zhee-klay, is a French word meaning “fine spray”. Giclée are the finest quality reproductions printed on canvas then varnished with a durable protective coating. They can be stretched and framed like an original painting, and need no glass covering. Mine are sent rolled and ready for framing.
You may inquire about gallery wrap giclée, which add an extra 1-5/8" all around with the image mirrored edge. Gallery wrap giclée cost 20% more than standard giclée, and can be stretched at a frame shop near you as a contemporary option to framing.
International orders will have added postage that will be reported to buyers for approval. International shipping is typically two to three times normal shipping.