Fragile Heritage

Fragile Heritage | Wallhanging by Susan Neilson | Artists for Conservation

Fragile Heritage

30.00" H x 30.00" W
Oil (Oil on wrapped canvas, 1.5" edges left clean white)
Personal and Cultural Connections in priceless collections we inherit: What happens when the tiny pollinator is not valued, left outside the circle?
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Artist will donate 5% to Nature Trust of British Columbia from sale of this work.
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$2,485 USD

This painting is a meditation on heritage; the things we value, and some we overlook, including the tiny pollinator outside the circle near the top left.

What is the “butterfly effect” and what happens if the tiny endangered bee is left outside of the circle?

There are stories to be found, just looking a little more closely at our doorsteps, in the woods, on the beach and in the top drawer of a grandparent’s dresser. Each of these hold clues about where they came from or what lives they touched.
In the end, the things we value most might have little monetary value or they might literally be priceless.

There is mystery and beauty in the ordinary little seeds and stones collected in the woods or by the water and in the brief lives of tiny insects that stop by for a while. In the past, we thought they would keep returning year after year, generation after generation. Now though we are not so sure. Even the familiar pollinators, so interconnected to our own survival, might stop coming home if we don’t pause and pay attention. Small lives and even brief lives have important connections for us all.


Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
High Resolution Print on 280 gr Smooth Fine Art archival matte paper | Open Edition (signed) Open 17.00" H x 17.00" W $125.00 USD
Large Format Giclée Print on 280 gr Smooth Fine Art archival matte paper | Open Edition (signed) Open 33.00" H x 33.00" W $365.00 USD

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