Art By Rafi Perez
ABOUT THIS PAINTING
This is a Resplendent quetzal. It is a key player in Mesoamerican mythology, and is the national bird of Guatemala. The males have long tail feathers that grow up to 26 inches long. Mesoamerican rulers wore headdresses made from quetzal feathers, which were plucked from live birds, and then the birds were set free again because it was considered a crime to kill them. They were, and still are, held in very high regard.
Birds symbolized freedom and perspective. Because they fly high into the sky, I believed they were messengers who provide humans with a bridge between the mundane daily routine and powerful spiritual life… Also, birds are just awesome.
THIS IS AN ENHANCED PRINT
This is a high quality print of my work on textured archival art paper. I enhance my prints using either ink, paint, pastel, or a combination of mediums. Each one is unique, this Piece is mounted on wood and ready to hang out of the box. It is completely hand crafted by the artist, with unique texture patterns added by hand, no two are exactly the same. These pieces are signed and dated on the back by the artist.
COMMISSION SOMETHING LIKE THIS
The original painting on canvas that this piece is based on is sold. If you are interested in something similar (Not exact, I do not reproduce pieces in order to maintain the integrity of each work of art) Please contact me. I may ask you a few questions about colors and words that make you feel empowered, but I promise it is painless and you can change your mind at any time. Please check the rest of my store, I may have some in the series available.
* Name: Paradise Bird
* Artist: Rafi Perez
* Mounted on a 5X7 painted wood piece (Piece Shown)
* Style: Modern, Contemporary
* Wood Sizes: (1/4″ Board) 3X4, 5×7, 8×10, 10X13, (1/2″ Board) 12X18, 18X24, and 24X30.
• Printed on texture acid-free fluorescent white, 80 lb heavyweight artist paper that is lightly textured.
• Printed with rich archival pigment inks.
• Acrylic texture added by hand by the artist.
• Each piece will come signed by the artist.
• Processing and creating this piece will take approximately a week to 2 weeks.
Smaller pieces come protected in a plastic sleeve, larger pieces are wrapped in plastic for transport.
If you have a particular request, please contact me.
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Because of color variances in monitors, colors may not be exactly as they look on your screen. But I do the best I can to represent the colors I use with my photographs.
Notice: © All rights reserved Art by Rafi Perez
This original art may not be copied, printed, or used for any purpose without my written permission.
* Wood Sizes are approximates (Variations 1/2 an inch) to fit the design and layout of the print. The print itself and wood may be slightly smaller or larger than listed due to each being uniquely handmade. If you need your print to fall into a specific size please contact me with wood and print size when you order (Please keep variation in size within an inch or I will have to charge more or less for the order.)