Malachite Sunbirds and Protea neriifolia Giclée Print
Nectarinia famosa and Protea neriifolia
I fell in love with South African flora, particularly proteas, as a grad student in the science illustration program at UC Santa Cruz. Visits to the UCSC arboretum inspired this piece, and while proteas are common in California gardens, I wanted to show one of their native pollinators. I chose the malachite sunbird as I loved the contrast of deep emerald green with coral pink.
This 22” x 18″ giclee is printed with archival inks onto matte archival art paper. It’s backed by foamcore board, and signed in pencil on the front.
Size (Unmatted, in Inches): 22″ x 18″