Africa I - Altiora Petamus
"The Africa Collection" won a Silver Medal in the 2022 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced Professional Series category).
This artwork is part of a working series “The Africa Collection” This surreal body of work explores our many levels of consciousness and the concept that we are neither superior nor separate from nature. It seeks to shine a light into our deepest subconscious patterns of behaviour and how our disconnect from the natural world is ultimately a disconnect from our higher selves. It invites a moment to muse; what structures have we created that keep us from our true nature? How better may we rise to meet our authentic selves? It is only from dreaming that we are able to awaken.
My 2015 expedition to Africa is the inspiration for this series. All the animals depicted are wild and were photographed in their natural habitats while on safari in Botswana. The grand palatial residence in which they find themselves is the grandiose Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe which I ravished with my camera during an overnight stay. Each artwork is a digital composite of dozens of my own photographs and illustrations which have been meticulously and painstakingly crafted together, some taking over 100 hours to create.
Available in the following Limited Edition Prints
LARGE 40 in x 30 in* (101.5cm x 76.2cm) LE of 25 + 1AP +* 6cm black border on each side
MEDIUM 30in x 22.5** (76.2 x 57.1cm) LE of 50 + 1AP ** +5cm black border on each side
SMALL 20in x 15*** (50.8 x 38.1cm) LE of 100 + 1AP *** +4cm black border on each side
FRAMING Only available for delivery within Australia. Custom framed by one of the Gold Coast's leading master framers. Includes acrylic glazing*, contemporary satin black shadow box frame (2cm face & 4cm depth), and d-rings... delivered to you ready to hang!
**Premium anti-reflective Art Glass quote available on request
UNFRAMED Packaged and rolled in heavy duty cardboard tubes, ready to take straight to your professional framer.
5% of the sale from this artwork is donated to Great Plains Foundation
All Limited Edition giclée prints are produced on the Gold Coast at one of Australia's leading print labs, using only the highest quality museum grade inks and cotton rag paper. Each artwork is printed on demand to avoid waste and thoroughly checked, signed and numbered by Bodhi. Every print is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.