Looking for the original sculptures?
Looking for the original sculptures?
Ulrika Franklin on Jul 20, 2016
Amazing and beautiful artwork! A wonderful person creating amazing pieces!
The Natural History of my Surrealist Prints
My art is, first and foremost, a response to individual animals and experiences in the natural world. Having lifelong connections to creatures and places, observing their moods, movements, and natures, is the most visceral inspiration I can fathom. Reflections on the history and current practices of domestication; witnessing current ecological successes and crises; commensal and symbiotic relationships, especially between members of phylogenetically disparate categories of life – these are the pillars of my work. Is a fungal partner to an old growth tree as bacteria is to my gut? Are village dogs to humans as algae is to coral?
As a naturalist and lifelong student of anthrozoology, a strong focus for me is the contemplation of human cultural experience of nature and wildness. It is in this pillar I see a particular relationship with printed media. I have always been enthralled with how a given culture's gaze upon animals is manifest in two-dimensional media. This encompasses everything from paleolithic cave painting, 17th century ephemeral etchings, and even modern internet memes.
I have been receiving requests for printed paper editions of my sculptures for many years, but it has only been recently that I have started to explore their potential as a way to look deeper into my own work. In practical terms, the prints are intended to make my sculptures available in a more displayable and affordable form to a greater number of people. For the purpose of artistic growth, the prints support my ability to spend more time and 'go deeper' within each sculpture. Within the canon of my practice, the prints are intended to probe the connection to that two-dimensional space which often informs the initial creation of the piece. Through the production of many successive print series, using my own sculptures as a point of departure, I hope to explore the aesthetic of animals, nature and wildness as reflected in my own gaze.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Inside of Canada - Regular (Expedited) Post (usually 6-8 business days)
*tracking is usually included in this service
USA - Flat Box Shipping for Large Prints - Expedited Post (6-8 business days). Small prints are also flat boxed but often send by Small Packet Air (6-10 business days)
*tracking is usually included in expedited service and some, but not all, small packet service locations
International - Small Prints are boxed and Large Print Rolled Tube Shipping - Light Packet Air (usually 8-10 business days + the border processing time of your country).
*unless requested otherwise (for an additional fee) this service usually does not provide tracking
Refunds and Exchanges
If, at anytime in your prints life, it becomes creased this can easily be corrected. All you need is a spray bottle of warm water, two clean sheets of paper or fabric and a clothing iron. Place the print on a flat surface, between the two pieces of clean paper and mist lightly with water. Proceed to gently iron. Repeat until the print is flat, then allow time to dry. As a textile paper, cotton rag is much like fabric and can be easily straightened. The ink used is of highest archival quality and is not prone to running, bleeding or warping even when wet.
Additional policies and FAQs
I sent an email yesterday and I didn't hear back...
It can often take longer than a day for me to respond to an email. I only check my inbox at scheduled email times throughout the day so as to not interrupt my work. Periodically I get featured in a publications, high profile blogs etc. When this happens I receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of messages all demanding detailed individualized answers. This can take time to work through. If you have not heard a response in over a week there is a possibility the email was lost, in which case forwarding me another copy is fine. I will never intentionally fail to answer or ignore an email; I always answer the emails I receive as soon as I possibly can.