An endangered species found in old-growth forests on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Akiapola’au are referred to as the ‘Hawaiian Woodpecker’ because they use their beak to drill holes from which to drink the sap of endangered old-growth Hawaiian Ohi’a trees. The Akiapola’au also use their long bill to peck open bark to reach larvae and insects.
Female Akiapola’au produce only one egg every two years. That one egg has a low chance of survival for numerous reasons. The Akiapola’au nest and feed exclusively in Ohi’a trees and unfortunately deforestation, off road vehicles and pigs are decimating their habitat. Pigs love to create wallows under Ohi’a, killing the trees. Rats and cats, both invasive species, hunt and eat Akiapola’au and their eggs. Furthermore, mosquitoes were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands bringing diseases that the severely endangered Akiapola’au have no resistance against.
What is Giclée?
Giclée is an excellent quality reproduction of a painting. A Giclée print is capable of reproducing the exact colour of the original. A Giclée reproduction is so sensitive that it even records the texture of brush strokes and the uneven surface of paint. A Giclée is printed on canvas which is stretched over a wood frame. Because it is printed on canvas, and because of the precise reproduction of colour, brush strokes and paint texture, a Giclée print is almost indistinguishable from the original. The quality of a Giclée print is far superior to all other forms of reproduction printing.
Giclée Print on Canvas: 8” H x 8” W | $165 US
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