Afortunadas

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Afortunadas

Wallhanging
Dimensions:
46.00" H x 48.00" W
Medium:
Acrylic
Subject(s):
Juan Fernández Fur Seal Portrait
Original for Sale:
NFS
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
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The Juan Fernández Fur Seal is found on the Juan Fernández and Desventuradas Islands. Isolated and difficult to access, the Desventuradas Islands, which translates into Islands of Misfortune, are aptly named. The Islands were faced with more misfortune when the fur trade nearly stripped them of their seal inhabitants. The fur seals, however, endured and are now considered an epic example of survival. Thus, the name Afortunadas was chosen for the Juan Fernández Fur Seal portrait. Translated as fortunate, the title inverts the calamitous image drawn by the islands’ name to depict a story of good fortune and recovery. Rediscovered after being thought extinct for around 100 years, the Juan Fernández Fur Seal is a testament to the tenacity of nature and what can be achieved through strong conservation measures.

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