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SPIRIT GULL .
(cat no. A-045)

There are three size versions of these signed original B&W prints...

Original:
A 20" x 13.33" giclee print on 21.5" x 15.33" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper.
Limited to one signed print.

Price: Offers invited.
(Please send email to the info address above, or message @greigclifford via facebook, instagram, or twitter, quoting catalogue number A-045-O)

Gallery size:
A 13.5" x 9" giclee print on 15" x 11" Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper.
Limited to three signed prints.

Price: Offers invited.
(Please send email to the info address above, or message @greigclifford via facebook, instagram, or twitter, quoting catalogue number A-045-G)

Collection size:
A 7.5" x 5" c-type print on 9" x 6" Fujifilm Crystal Archive matt paper.
Limited to 10 signed prints.

Price: £10 (+ delivery costs) - direct sale.
(Please send email to the info address above, or message @greigclifford via facebook, instagram, or twitter, quoting catalogue number A-045-C)

No other signed prints will be made. The signature and edition number are written below the image in the whitespace border. Further information, including example views of actual prints, and close-ups of the paper types can be seen here...

A-045 - Spirit Gull - by Greig Clifford
Copr. Copyright © 2019 GREIG CLIFFORD.

A derelict pier and an angellic gull above.

"Totems or spirit animals have roots in many ancient cultures and belief systems, and in some the seagull was viewed as a significant symbolic creature. Its appearance as a spirit animal during times of desperation was said to represent the presence of opportunity even in the most unlikely of places, of resourcefulness and the ability to adapt to solve problems by looking at issues with a new perspective, to turn things around to one's advantage. Similarly, it is also said to be a sign to do the things that one has always wanted to do but has been too wary to try, to make a change from an unfulfilling routine. Life is too short for regretting 'what might have been'.

The seagull is therefore a creature that can represent hope, positivity, and a fearless attitude especially when times are hard, symbolically shown in this image by such things as the derelict pier, the sign on the bin ('no access beyond this point'), the gathering storm clouds...

I waited ages for the gull to make its way to the center of the frame to achieve a significant prominent position that also kept the symmetrical elements strong, and I was very happy to catch its wings just so, like angel wings. The wings have the happy coincidence of mimicing the design of the streetlamps."

As is my preference, this is a black and white conversion... a colour version may (or most likely not) be available in the distant future.


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