This listing is for a signed and dated 13x19" Giclée print. Each print includes a hand written edition number and signature (front), and title of print (back). Every edition is created and reproduced by the artist, not a third party manufacturer. The total print size of each edition in this series is 19x13” and includes a colorful high definition subject on a crisp white background.
***100% of the net proceeds of this print will be donated to The British Hen Welfare Trust****
Revenue from a single print purchase represents rescue and a better life to eight battery hens. The British Hen Welfare Trust is a unique charity that finds private homes for battery (industrial confinement) laying hens destine for slaughter. So far they have placed over 500,000. Whereas hens in confinement are afforded only short and stressful lives, and confinement animal operations pose major environmental threats, these same hens kept in well managed backyard flocks, or as free rangers on diversified natural farmsteads, can be used for soil amendment, natural recycling and have a much higher quality of life. Free from confinement chickens make great companions and display a wide array of natural and social behaviours. They can still produce healthy eggs for their keepers for many years past their 'industrial expiry'. If you are drawn to this print because you understand the under appreciated beauty of the chicken, know that it also represents a very material difference in the lives of real birds. To read more about the BHWT see the bottom of this listing
Each edition uses high definition photographs of the artist's original sculptures as a point of departure. The initial images are taken at the time of construction or completion of the sculpture. Each image is then formatted, cropped and edited to create a 'surrealist natural history' print. Both the sculptures and the prints are produced by the artist, Ellen Jewett. Although rooted in the mediums of photography and sculpture, the prints represent an artistic exploration in their own right and have a strong graphic quality. Through digital print media the artists seeks to explore and reflect back upon the human cultural construction of the animal, nature and 'wildness'.
Production and Care
Each edition is printed using archival ink printed on unbleached, mineral whitened, 100% cotton rag paper. The Nature Conservancy advisory manual, Green-in-Print, recognizes 100% rag as the most environmentally friendly photo paper currently available as it is produced by recycled products. The paper is of highest possible quality and is designed to meet gallery and museum longevity requirements. Cotton rag is a true 'textile paper' and therefore more versatile than typical papers; should your print accidentally be creased at any time it can be misted with water and ironed to a crisp flatness. Ethic and quality are integral to the spirit of this artwork.
This print can be safely shipped worldwide. Unless requested otherwise orders will be shipped in the following manner;
+Canadian orders will be shipped flat via regular parcel (Expedited) post (6-8 business days and includes tracking)
+American orders will be shipped flat via regular parcel (Expedited) post (6-8 business days and usually includes tracking)
+International orders will be tube rolled and sent by Small Packet Air (8-10 business days average, but countries vary)
Where are the Sculptures?
This etsy shop is specifically for print sales. To see and learn more about the individual sculptures depicted in these prints please visit www.ellenjewettsculpture.com
More About the British Hen Welfare Trust
With the help of over 450+ volunteers, The British Hen Welfare Trust has found retirement homes for over 500,000 caged hens, all of which were destined for slaughter. They educate consumers about confinement egg operations and how battery eggs can be hidden in processed foods, like pasta, quiches, cakes and mayonnaise. As well as finding homes for hens, they educate the public on how they can make a difference to hen welfare through their shopping basket and encourage people to check food labels. Increased consumer awareness has led to big names switching policy to free range eggs. Policy changes such as these have improved the quality of life for tens of thousands of hens and continue to do so; the BHWT believes this is consumer clout at its most powerful. The charity also plays an active role in improving veterinary diagnosis and treatment of backyard hens. With so many hens being kept as much-loved family pets, demand for veterinary care has grown and the charity has helped to facilitate the training of vets across the country leading to better care for chickens.
Read more or contact the British Hen Welfare Trust
web - http://www.bhwt.org.uk/
email - info [!at] bhwt.org.uk