Alberta, Big Horn Sheep and Wild Rose Linocut - Canadian Provinces & Territories Map and Symbols Print Collection - Alberta

Alberta, Big Horn Sheep and Wild Rose Linocut - Canadian Provinces & Territories Map and Symbols Print Collection - Alberta



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ink, paper, Japanese washi


Height: 12.5 Inches; Width: 9.25 Inches


The symbols of Alberta, its provincial animal, the big horn sheep and its famous flower, the wild rose cover the hand-carved map of Alberta in this linocut. The block was inked 'à la poupée' (with different colours, green, pinks, yellow and gray-brown, in different areas) and printed by hand on lovely Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper. Each print is 23.5 cm by 31.8 cm (9.25" by 12.5"). The print is one of a variable edition of eight.

It was obvious, despite the various symbols of the province from which to choose, that I needed to include the wild rose; the licence plate of every car in the province proclaims it to be 'Wild Rose Country'. While the provincial bird, the Great Horned Owl is a wonderful subject, its range stretches far beyond the province. The mammalian emblem, the Big Horned Sheep, on the other hand, gets its very name from Canada: Ovis canadensis. So, I imagined a scene of looking through a wild rose bush on the prarie at the base of the foothills, west towards the mountains of the Rockies and the Big Horn Sheep.

I've had the great priviledge of having seen much of this country and having travelled from coast to coast. (I am still hoping to visit the third coast). I have visited Calgary several times, and flown over the province more times than I could count. I hope one day to be able to explore more of Alberta. I know there is much beauty yet for me to discover.

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Sally Jul 14, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Super seller. Ele was wonderful in printing up a copy closer to the original listing which more closely matches the colors of my friends "chippers". Love it!

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Eli Spilio Jul 9, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Especially quick shipping, and looked great when I got it!

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Romina Green Jul 1, 2020

Peggy Muddles May 23, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful print as always, and very quickly shipped! Thanks for another excellent purchasing experience, Ele!

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