Trudy Rice

Australian Artist Trudy Rice has a deep connection to nature which creates an alliance that enables ease from eye to paper using the non-toxic print process of solar plate etching;

Her love and empathy for the natural environment enables her to engage the viewer directly through her delicate works on paper.

Solar plate etching uses the same sun and water her specimens are found and drawn in, including subsequent development in the local rainwater.

“This process has established a conceptual comfort for me because it adapts and adds to the balance and ease of my work.”

“Much of my inspiration is collected from quite close to home around the coastal landscape of Lorne on Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road. My studio contains many local specimens and cuttings, the clear air, gorgeous skies, beach, bush, marine and native wildlife all provide a never-ending palette to draw from.”

“My work allows the viewer to gradually experience all that I love and respect about our natural world. I’m passionate about capturing the sense of its fundamental purity with a clear and distinct sense of accord that evolves through the layers.”

“There is no attempt on my part to interrupt the order of nature, I record and capture what I see as it unfolds with each brief moment.”

 


Ulysses Swallowtail III

Ulysses Swallowtail III

Mixed Media

27 x 24 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$220.00 inc. GST

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Kite II

Kite II

Mixed Media

16 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$160.00 inc. GST

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Lace winged Butterfly II

Lace winged Butterfly II

Mixed Media

17 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$200.00 inc. GST

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Clear Swallowtail II

Clear Swallowtail II

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

20 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$220.00 inc. GST

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Fluttering wings in the garden

Fluttering wings in the garden

Etching - Solar plate

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Clear Swallowtail I

Clear Swallowtail I

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

20 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$220.00 inc. GST

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Four yellow swallowtails and a purple jewel

Four yellow swallowtails and a purple jewel

Etching - Solar plate

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Kite I

Kite I

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

13.5 x 17 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$160.00 inc. GST

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Lace winged Butterfly I

Lace winged Butterfly I

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

16.7 x 22.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$200.00 inc. GST

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Purple Jewel with four butterflies in the afternoon

Purple Jewel with four butterflies in the afternoon

Etching - Solar plate etching

This is a unique state work and only offered framed at $880.

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$880.00 inc. GST

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Trident I

Trident I

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

17 x 22.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$200.00 inc. GST

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Trident II

Trident II

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

17 x 22.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$200.00 inc. GST

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Ulysses Swallowtail II

Ulysses Swallowtail II

Mixed Media - 3D solar plate etching curios

25 x 22 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$220.00 inc. GST

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Alfalfa and purple waratah

Alfalfa and purple waratah

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$560.00 inc. GST

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Antique banksia and yellow gem

Antique banksia and yellow gem

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Antique pincushion protea and yellow gem

Antique pincushion protea and yellow gem

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Antique protea and yellow gem

Antique protea and yellow gem

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$560.00 inc. GST

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Blue beauty with changing layers

Blue beauty with changing layers

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Friends that brighten my day

Friends that brighten my day

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Kites in the splendour of our backyard

Kites in the splendour of our backyard

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$560.00 inc. GST

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Little winged wishes

Little winged wishes

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Little Wishes I

Little Wishes I

Etching - Solar plate etching

20 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$50.00 inc. GST

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Little Wishes II

Little Wishes II

Etching - Solar plate etching

20 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$50.00 inc. GST

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Little Wishes III

Little Wishes III

Etching - Solar plate etching

20 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$50.00 inc. GST

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Little Wishes IV

Little Wishes IV

Etching - Solar plate etching

20 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$50.00 inc. GST

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Little Wishes V

Little Wishes V

Etching - Solar plate etching

20 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$50.00 inc. GST

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Monarch of the garden

Monarch of the garden

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 22.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$180.00 inc. GST

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Moonlight dreaming

Moonlight dreaming

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$560.00 inc. GST

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On wings of hope and change

On wings of hope and change

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$180.00 inc. GST

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Paper Kites in a spring garden

Paper Kites in a spring garden

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Pink Banksia, three blue kites and a jewel

Pink Banksia, three blue kites and a jewel

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$560.00 inc. GST

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Purple Jewel in a garden of kites

Purple Jewel in a garden of kites

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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The little beauty

The little beauty

Etching - Solar plate etching

20 x 20 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$50.00 inc. GST

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The wings of love triumpth

The wings of love triumpth

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$560.00 inc. GST

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The wonder of wishes

The wonder of wishes

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Vintage banksia with a joyful presence

Vintage banksia with a joyful presence

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Blue Jewel, a precious collection

Blue Jewel, a precious collection

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Purple Jewel with three blue butterflies

Purple Jewel with three blue butterflies

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Hope springs

Hope springs

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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A positive change in the air

A positive change in the air

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Small dragonfly, banksia pod and foliage

Small dragonfly, banksia pod and foliage

Etching - Solar plate etching

57 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$210.00 inc. GST

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The Flying Fish

The Flying Fish

Etching - Solar Plate

56 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$350.00 inc. GST

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Purple drifting octopus

Purple drifting octopus

Etching - Solar Plate

56 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$240.00 inc. GST

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Blue Jewel in the afternoon

Blue Jewel in the afternoon

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$420.00 inc. GST

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Collecting Butterflies in the wild I

Collecting Butterflies in the wild I

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Collecting Butterflies in the wild II

Collecting Butterflies in the wild II

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Early morning song of four blue butterflies

Early morning song of four blue butterflies

Etching - Solar plate etching

SOLD OUT

76 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Flying Paper Kite and an Australian Banksia Pod

Flying Paper Kite and an Australian Banksia Pod

Etching - Solar plate etching

56 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$240.00 inc. GST

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Golden octopus with microstarfish and coral

Golden octopus with microstarfish and coral

Etching - solar plate

57 x 25.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$260.00 inc. GST

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Australian bush pincushion protea and hakea seeds

Australian bush pincushion protea and hakea seeds

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Black Cockatoo flying over our garden at Lorne

Black Cockatoo flying over our garden at Lorne

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Flying yellow tailed black cockatoo with euphorbia

Flying yellow tailed black cockatoo with euphorbia

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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My favourite twin black cockatoos with protea

My favourite twin black cockatoos with protea

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Banksia Candle and king black cockatoo

Banksia Candle and king black cockatoo

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 47 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$450.00 inc. GST

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Butterflies in Spring

Butterflies in Spring

Etching - Solar plate

42 x 34 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$260.00 inc. GST

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Protea and monarch butterflies

Protea and monarch butterflies

Etching - Solar plate

38 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$250.00 inc. GST

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Spring King Cockatoo

Spring King Cockatoo

Etching - Solar plate

38 x 28 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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Spring Twin Cockatoos

Spring Twin Cockatoos

Etching

38 x 28 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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King black cockatoo, banksia and one feather

King black cockatoo, banksia and one feather

Fresco - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$480.00 inc. GST

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Four black cockatoos and Hakea (Panel 2)

Four black cockatoos and Hakea (Panel 2)

Etching - Solar plate etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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It’s all about the hairdo

It’s all about the hairdo

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Two high flyers

Two high flyers

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 47 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$480.00 inc. GST

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Flying high amongst the hakea

Flying high amongst the hakea

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Puffer Fish

Puffer Fish

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Spotty Crab

Spotty Crab

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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The pair of seahorses

The pair of seahorses

Etching - Solar Plate

26 x 17 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Enigma Hakea & Landing Black Cockatoo

Enigma Hakea & Landing Black Cockatoo

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Flying Black Cockatoo and Golden Hakea

Flying Black Cockatoo and Golden Hakea

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Flying Black Cockatoo and Hakea pin-cushion flower

Flying Black Cockatoo and Hakea pin-cushion flower

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Banksia flower Hakia seeds and fine greenery

Banksia flower Hakia seeds and fine greenery

Etching - Solar plate

57 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$462.00 inc. GST

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Long Banksia 4 pods and luscious cotton lavender

Long Banksia 4 pods and luscious cotton lavender

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 57 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$462.00 inc. GST

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Pink Warratah & Bottletree Seed Branch

Pink Warratah & Bottletree Seed Branch

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$210.00 inc. GST

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Blue Large Dragonfly, Yellow Iris and Bush scene

Blue Large Dragonfly, Yellow Iris and Bush scene

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$420.00 inc. GST

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Banksia pod, hakea pod and cotton lavender

Banksia pod, hakea pod and cotton lavender

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$210.00 inc. GST

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Drifting seaweeds with Flying Fish & Spotty Crab

Drifting seaweeds with Flying Fish & Spotty Crab

Etching - Solar Plate

56 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$490.00 inc. GST

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Fast Swimmer

Fast Swimmer

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Flying Fish

Flying Fish

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 9

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Giant Octopus

Giant Octopus

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer

The Silent Roamer

Solar Plate Etching

38 x 29 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$190.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 1 Face)

The Silent Roamer (detail 1 Face)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 2 wing)

The Silent Roamer (detail 2 wing)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 3 wing)

The Silent Roamer (detail 3 wing)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 4 claw)

The Silent Roamer (detail 4 claw)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 5 face)

The Silent Roamer (detail 5 face)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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Blue dragonfly, banksia and dark blue foliage

Blue dragonfly, banksia and dark blue foliage

solar plate etching

50 x 30.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$220.00 inc. GST

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Rufous bristlebird banksia and correa

Rufous bristlebird banksia and correa

56 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Red warratah banksia and rufous bristlebird

Red warratah banksia and rufous bristlebird

solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Hakea banksia and large dragonfly

Hakea banksia and large dragonfly

solar plate etching

57 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Orange Kangaroo Paws

Orange Kangaroo Paws

Solar Plate Etching

28 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$65.00 inc. GST

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Beetle

Beetle

Solar Plate Etching

12 x 19 cm

$100.00 inc. GST

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Moth

Moth

Solar Plate Etching

12 x 19 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2014

$100.00 inc. GST

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Cockroach

Cockroach

Solar Plate Etching

12 x 19 cm

$100.00 inc. GST

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Dragon, Moth and Banksia Stem

Dragon, Moth and Banksia Stem

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 50 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$190.00 inc. GST

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Solar Plate Etching

30 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$110.00 inc. GST

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