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Laysan Apapane

The crimson-colored ʻapapane honeycreeper existed on Laysan Island in the northwest Hawaiian chain. Artist Patrick Ching lived months of their life on this island as a wildlife biologist and ranger. Ching never saw the laysan ʻapapane because it had gone extinct many years earlier. The male singing on the eragrostis grass was painted from a black and white film clip of one the last three birds in existence just before a storm blew the birds into extinction. A laysan rail (also extinct) approaches the center of the painting. Also included in the painting are the laysan finch, Hawaiian monk seal and the green sea turtle. The plant life includes the nama, native portulacca, erogrostis grass and phouehue, beach morning glory.



The mat is the decorative border on the outside of the actual printed picture. Matted prints are measured by outside mat dimensions available in 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20" - fitting standard-sized frames.

*Note that the actual picture size will be smaller than the mat size and may vary in shape depending on the shape of the original painting.



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 that of a matted print.



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 adds an extra 1-5/8" all around, with an 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.



I will, however, deliver your order to a shipper or framer of your choice on O‘ahu and you can deal directly with them. Contact me for further information on international shipping and framing. Mahalo



Shipping for original art is to be paid by the buyer and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Laysan Apapane

  • Original   SOLD
    Print 8x10 $35
    Print 11x14 $50
    Print 16x20 $125
    Giclée 9.5x11.5 $100
    Giclée 13x17 $250
    Giclée 20x26** $675
    Giclée 24.5x31** $895

    **indicates item a part of a Limited Edition

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