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Sunken Garden Pond

Vancouver Island, BC

Sunken Garden Pond - Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay, B.C.

Robert Pim Butchart (1856–1943) began manufacturing Portland cement in 1888 near his birthplace of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Jennie Butchart (1866–1950) came to the west coast of Canada because of rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production.

In 1904, they established their home near his quarry on Tod Inlet at the base of the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. In 1907, sixty-five-year-old garden designer Isaburo Kishida of Yokohama came to Victoria, at the request of his son, to build a tea garden for Esquimalt Gorge Park. This garden was wildly popular and a place to be seen. Several prominent citizens, Ms. Butchart among them, commissioned Japanese gardens from Mr. Kishida for their estates. He returned to Japan in 1912.

In 1909, when the limestone quarry was exhausted, Ms. Butchart set about turning it into the Sunken Garden, which was completed in 1921. The current-day Sunken Garden features 5 acres of gardens, 151 flower beds and 65,000 bulbs are planted for spring.

Year Photographed: 2009

Silver Halide Fine Art Photo Print - Ready To Frame

Sunken Garden Pond print

Fuji Crystal Archive is a silver halide photo paper which has incredible sharpness and detail. I print on matte surfaces to eliminate glare. Each print features a one-inch white border around the live image area to provide maximum flexibility while framing. Loose prints are the ideal choice for interior designers or collectors who plan to work with a professional framer. I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.

Based on my own experience, I would suggest choosing a UV-protected, non-glare acrylic surface for framing rather than glass. I can either ship directly to you or your framer of choice.

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ChromaLuxe Metal Edge Mount - Ready To Hang

ChromaLuxe Metal Edge Mount - Ready To Hang

Dye-sublimation ChromaLuxe metal prints have excellent contrast and saturation which make for a modern, eye-catching fine art photography print. ChromaLuxe prints are weather-resistant and the most durable print substrate available which make them ideal for high-traffic locations including hospitals, hotels, offices and restaurants.

My ChromaLuxe metal prints come with a glossy finish featuring vibrant, saturated colors. The edge mount frame is 1.3" thick and comes ready to hang. The back of the print includes my signature backstamp. I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.

Free shipping within the United States up to 60". Please contact me for Canada & international shipping fees.

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TruLife® Acrylic Face Mount Print - Ready To Hang

TruLife® Acrylic Face Mount Print - Ready To Hang

The most luxurious of fine art prints, TruLife® Acrylic face mount prints have a 3d-like appearance due to the glossy paper being sandwiched between museum-quality acrylic and a solid backer medium. When light hits the acrylic, it refracts through the artwork and gives off an appearance of having been illuminated from within. These are the most vibrant and detailed prints I offer.

I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise

This hand-polished, ready-to-hang print includes a 1/8" acrylic face mount with a clear acrylic or Comatex backing and a back mounted floating frame.

Free shipping within the United States up to 60". Please contact me for Canada & international shipping fees.

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Framed ChromaLuxe - Ready to Hang

Framed ChromaLuxe - Ready to Hang

Add a powerful, contemporary modern frame that is a the perfect compliment for equally powerful prints. This 2.7" floater frame with 0.5" gap makes a majestic presence with its rich black brushed anodized aluminum finish. It is sturdy enough to support the largest ChromaLuxe prints and comes with an attached hanging system. Wooden frame options also available. I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.

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Framed TruLife® Acrylic Face Mount - Ready To Hang

Framed TruLife® Acrylic Face Mount - Ready To Hang

TruLife® Acrylic face mount prints are eye-catching as is but with a luxury frame it really draws the viewer's eye into the artwork. I offer a variety of custom, hand-crafted Italian framing options. ROMA Tabacchino frames have a timeless look and are best suited for rustic or retro interiors. ROMA Ramino frames have a sleek, minimalist look and are best suited for contemporary interiors. Frames are available in several colors (Tabacchino Cigar Leaf shown here). Linen liners are available in several colors (black shown here). I custom sign all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.

Free shipping within the United States up to 60". Please contact me for Canada & international shipping fees.

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