Inspired by the Ama, (meaning women of the sea), who are amazing Japanese Pearl divers. They specialize in free diving up to 25 meters down in cold water, without using oxygen tanks or other breathing equipment. Ama use special techniques to hold their breath for up to 2 minutes at a time. They gather oysters, abalone and other shellfish using traditional, sustainable methods. In my work, they represent the protectors of a healthy sea.
Giclée created from large painting on canvas. 14 3/8" x 26" (inches)
A giclée (zhee-KLAY) is a fine art archival pigment print. A reproduction of an original art work, the piece is digitally photographed and then precisely reproduced on a large format printer.
Our giclées are printed using the longest lasting pigmented inks on the finest papers available. We use a water based pigment printer on pH balanced paper or fabric. The best quality prints are currently created with 12-color ink sets, as used by our printer.