Inspired by a term in nature called the “Nuptial Gift”; in the animal kingdom when a male wants to mate with a female he brings a gift, usually food, to show his worthiness to his future partner. I believe this is something we do in relationships , a gift or an act of kindness shows you are highly valued in the relationship.  The Tui is giving the gift of a Monarch butterfly to the Fantail, the yellow flowers to represent friendship. I often include a vessel in my paintings, and in The Gift the painted vase is in fact a gift from my husband’s family that we truly love.

 

Media: Fine Art Print on archival 100% cotton paper UV Light Fast inks

Number in Edition: 90 each signed by Angie Dennis

Print Size: 420 x 594 mm

Framed: 770 x 600 mm

 

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