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Cairns Series XXXXVIII, 1/1
Original Monoprint by Marie Niehaus, hand printed with non-toxic inks on medium weight unbleached mulberry paper. This paper is a soft beige with long fibers that shine slightly in the background.
9x11 inches, unframed, unmatted. Fits standard frame sizes.

This original monoprint is not a reproduction. I carve all of the shapes and press all of the layers and compositions by hand. This print is part of an open series called "Cairns". Cairns carry heavy symbolism across many cultures, (balance, orientation on a snowy mountaintop, paths to heaven, etc.) At first glance they display a teetering visual balance. After a few moments, your mind begins to create recognizable forms. They are a kind of creativity engine. For example, sometimes I see cacti, people, and animals. Mostly, I see them shifting and turning like a sculpture. As compositions they tend to move without moving.

Thank you for looking at my work!

I worked my initials with personal meaning to create these symbolic signatures. Can you decipher the meanings?

**You will receive your unframed print wrapped and supported on foam-core backing. This type of backing is useful if you would like to up-cycle an old frame. If you choose not to frame with it, it also makes a good cutting surface or bulletin board.

**My prints are all standard sizes to fit over-the-counter commercial frames. The frames that I used for display in this listing were up-cycled or purchased from a commercial retailer.

**Shimmy Tip: If you find that the picture does not fit tight enough in your frame, cut some 1-2" pieces of thick cardboard. Shimmy the pieces between the back of the frame and the foam-core support until you are satisfied with the tightness.

I will be happy to ship your purchase priority mail within 48 hours from when I receive payment and address confirmation. Large format works are packed with double backing and bubble wrap for safe travel. The shipping on large format pieces will also be insured. If you need this item shipped outside of the U.S., please convo me and I will calculate exact shipping charges.
**Canada: I will ship your package via parcel post. Please contact me if you would like express shipping.

If you are not completely satisfied with the piece you receive from me, I would be happy to exchange it for something else when you ship it back to me in it's original condition. I do not extend cash refunds, however, buyer pays return shipping, shipping of the replacement piece would be free.


© Marie Niehaus, all rights reserved.

Original 9x11 Monoprint - Cairns Series XXXXVIII - Printed by Hand, OOAK, on Unbleached Mulberry Paper, Fits Standard Frame Sizes