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Giant Kokopu (Galaxias argenteus) linocut print

45.00
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Giant Kokopu (Galaxias argenteus) linocut print

45.00

Kokopu, Galaxias argenteus. Linocut print on acid free Hahnemuhle Sumi-e paper. Limited edition of 30. Each print is signed and numbered. 250x325 mm.

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Kokopu, Galaxias argenteus. Linocut print on acid free Hahnemuhle Sumi-e paper. Limited edition of 30. Each print is signed and numbered. 250x325 mm.

Giant Kokopu are the largest of New Zealand’s freshwater Galaxids. They like slow moving coastal streams with overhanging vegetation. I have seen them in the local Wainui Stream at Paekakariki’s Queen Elizabeth Park - they are most active at night, but move out of cover in the evenings - sit still and watch for a while and you might see them.

I drew the fish, transfered the drawing to lino, carved it, then printed on to beautiful acid-free Hahnemuhle Sumi-e paper. The paper is semi-transluscent which takes the ink well.