Les Bananiers

A Rhythmic Dance of Nature

Photography by Helen MacGregor.

Les Bananiers is a series of abstract botanical images, depicting photographic close-ups of the leaves of the Abyssinian Banana tree, backlit by natural sunlight and highlighting the unique colors of this exotic Banana plant species.

The images are printed in the Giclee process on canvas to give them a painterly look and to provide a gallery finish that renders a look of fine art to their display. They are mounted on wood stretchers, ready to hang on the wall.

The images are presented here with the artist’s suggestion that they be mounted on the wall as a ‘diptych’ set: two identical framed images, hung separately, side by side, and usually with one of them rotated in reverse orientation to its partner.

Bananiers #1

Bananiers #1

The idea that inspired this double-image configuration was conceived when the artist experimented with their layout, and discovered a dynamic movement of energies that this layout visually evokes, creating an effect that resembles a fluid ‘Dance of Nature’.

The aesthetic of this double configuration is, however, only a suggestion that the artist presents, with ideas for interior design themes in mind, and which has received a warm reception in the artist’s design installations for home and business projects.

There remains the option to purchase the single image on its own, for wall mounting in whichever orientation is desired.

For sizes and specifications, please see below.

Bananiers #2
Bananiers #3
Bananiers #4
Bananiers #5
Bananiers #6
Bananiers #7
Bananiers #8
Bananiers #9
Bananiers #10
Bananiers #11
Bananiers #12
Bananiers #13
Bananiers #14
Bananiers #15

The images are printed in the ‘Giclee’ process onto canvas, which is then stretched over a wood frame, with the choice of either ¾” or 1½” thicknesses, (2cm or 4cm). The border around the frame is printed in a color that is selected by the artist to correspond to essential elements of
the image. Canvas prints are coated with a protective layer that provides a barrier against the fading effects of solar UV rays. All stretched canvas mounted Giclee prints are furnished with the appropriate hanging wire-mounts for the wall configuration selected.

 

 

 

Image Specifications

Individual print sizes offered:

Thickness:       ¾”       1 ½”
16” x 24”         $405.   $515.
20” x 30”         $635.   $790.
24” x 36”         $735.   $905.
27” x 40”         $950.   $1,130.

*Prices are quoted at retail.

*5% discount for the second image in a ‘diptych’ pair.

*Print size includes wrap-around borders:
To determine final frame dimensions, reduce by 2” for ¾” wrap; 4” for 1 ½” wrap.

Some of the images are presented in full-frame format that correspond to the dimensions listed above, (4×6 ratio).

Some images are cropped in their length to almost square formats; to select size categories, their final dimensions correspond to the shorter length of the original format.