The honu is an important entity in Hawaiian culture. Some families revered it as a family guardian or ʻAumakua. To these families the honu is not only a protector, but also the embodiment of their ancestors. The honu gets its common name Green Sea Turtle, not for the color of its shell, but for the color of its body fat which is green due to the turtles' vegetarian diet. Once a popular food item, in Hawaiʻi green turtles are now protected by law.
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.
Original SOLD 8x10 $29.95 11x14 $44.95 16x20 $94.95 Giclée 9x12 $97 Giclée 13x17 $250 Giclée 20x26** $675 Giclée 24x32** $895
**indicates item a part of a Limited Edition