Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida)
‘Flora of Tasmania’ Fine Art Print
Artwork by Sylvie Gerozisis
Pigment ink print on 100% Cotton Rag archival paper
Open Edition Print
21 x 29.7cm (A4)
To suit 11 x 14" Frame
This specimen grows in the lower reaches of the Mt Hartz National Park. Here, where the weather isn’t as harsh as higher up the mountain, the Leatherwood trees are larger and their blossoms are large as well.
As one proceeds to higher altitudes, along the early parts of the Lake Osborne walk, the flowers of the leatherwoods and the trees themselves, become very small. In the right conditions the Leatherwood’s petals can fall and swirl around you in drifts like confetti as you pass beneath them.
In addition, the Leatherwood is favoured by bees and is the source of Tasmania’s unique and flavoursome Leatherwood honey.
Sylvie Gerozisis is a Tasmanian Botanical Artist, whose work also extends to Tasmanian wildlife subjects and landscapes.
She studied Fine Arts at Sydney University and Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and has taught Visual Art as well as Design and Technology.
Sylvie works almost exclusively in watercolour, and her artwork often incorporates distinctive elements of pattern and design, which relate strongly to the particular subject.
She has exhibited widely over the years and her artwork is held in private collections throughout Australia.
The artwork is printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper. All prints have been personally checked and hand signed by the artist.