"John Coe" Orca Limited Edition Art Print
"John Coe - The Lost Orca of the Hebrides" is a limited edition art print showing the iconic orca 'John Coe'. He and a younger bull 'Aquarius' are the last two of the functionally extinct ecotype of orca known as the west coast community in Scotland. With just two males remaining there is no hope for this unique pod which roam the Western Isles. Hidden within the body is a map of the Hebrides alongside other iconic species found in the diverse and special environment of the Sea of the Hebrides. I wanted to reflect not only the ecological significance but also the emotional connection between these animals and the local islands and to share their heart-breaking story.
This piece was shortlisted for the Wildlife 100 Artist of the Year Award by Explorers Against Extinction in the International Sketch For Survival Competition. Placing in the top 15 out of over 3000 entries.
This is a professionally printed Giclée print on Hahnemühle German etching fine art paper. A textured paper which emulates the look and feel of an original art work.
This is a limited edition print with only 50 being made in each size.
Each print is signed by hand and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
A4 - 8.3 x 11.7 Inch
A3 - 11.7 x 16.5 Inch
A2 - 16.5 x 23.4 Inch
A1 - 23.4 x 33.1 Inch
Dispatch I aim to dispatch print orders within 5 working days, you will receive an email notification once your order is on its way.
Domestic: Royal Mail 1st Class (delivery aim 1-2 working days)
International: Royal Mail International Tracked. (delivery aim 7-10 working days). International orders may be subject to import duties, taxes and handling fees which is the buyers responsibility. These vary between countries, all international orders will be posted with a customs declaration.
Every care is taken to ensure your art work arrives to you in perfect condition. The art is printed on to acid free paper, which is in turn wrapped in a protective acid free and water repellent glassine paper for transport. Prints are shipped in postal tubes.
When you receive your order please open it with care, only handle your print with clean hands, and frame your print to keep it in perfect condition. The quality of the print is as an original art work, so please treat it as such and limit touching the print surface.
If in doubt get your print professionally framed. When hanging your art work place it out of direct sunlight.
The natural world inspires so much of my work and my aim is to share my passion for the ocean and wildlife with others. I consciously select my materials and packaging to ensure they have as little impact on our planet as possible.
This item is packaged in plastic free paper packaging all of which can be recycled in your household paper recycling collection, apart from tube end caps which can be re-used. I use paper fragile tape to mark larger prints, and glassine paper to protect your art work, in some cases I will reuse packaging from the print supplier.
John Coe © Rachel Brooks 2022