Lijbilijbirra - dry season with hot winds.
*ONLY 15 COPIES OF THIS PRINT WILL BE RELEASED AS A PART OF A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PRINT*
I started the original painting three years ago, and during the process and after I decided that this is the one I was going to keep for myself as I loved it so much. I was set on not selling it until my best friend of 22 years saw it and asked if she could buy it from me, and I knew she would be the only person in the world I would say yes to. My best friend and I met in Borroloola when we were just toddlers and are still as close as ever today. She is like a sister and is one of my biggest supporters not only in life but with my creative journey too. It’s been two years since she bought it from me, and she has been kind and generous enough to allow me to make prints from the original to share the painting with my amazing supporters.
As this is such a special painting to me, the release of this print will be a unique limited edition print that I will be only making 15 of them.
Meaning behind painting:
Lijbilijbirra means ‘Dry season with hot winds”
The painting depicts a bird’s eye view of the country in the middle of the hot dry season in Borroloola when our lagoons and billabongs begin to dry up and leave behind dry creek beds that look like tree roots. It also features animals that are in abundance during this time such as goanna and kangaroos. I have also included the tracks of brolgas, as they mate during this time of year and they hold a lot of cultural significance for my family and my clan group.
If you are 1 of the 15 people to buy one of these prints it will include:
1. One large un-stretched canvas print of Print 13 - Lijbilijbirra sized 950mm X 610 mm (incl border).
2. The print will be numbered to reflect which one you have bought and signed by myself.
3. You will receive a special limited edition meaning and authenticity card printed on fine art cotton rag paper.
4. FREE SHIPPING!
Sizing: This print is 950 mm X 480 mm without the border and 1080mm X 610 mm with the border.
Canvas Print Material: Premium Light Canvas 320 GSM.
Each canvas print is coated with a Matte Finish protectant spray. This is a permanent barrier to dirt, tarnish, wear, stains, moisture, salt spray, indoors or out.
Each print comes with a sealed Authenticity and meaning card that is signed and numbered by the Artist Zoe Mardijbalina Fitzpatrick. As there will only be 15 prints made, the card and the painting will state which one you have bought.
Please note - each print colour will vary from the original painting due to the nature of prints. However, in saying this, the prints are almost identical to the original so you shouldn’t notice the difference.