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'The Queen of the Fern ll' print

Lester Hall

"I originally created this work for a big outfitting commission for the Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell, in the Bay of Islands, not for general sale but I found her mesmerizing and believe I am not alone in having a growing respect for who she has been. While finishing this adaption of a Dorothy Wilding/ Beatrice Johnson hand coloured photo of Queen Elizabeth II in the early 1950's I just could not stop looking at her and thinking about the 70 and more years of service she has stood to… The gorgeous retro style seems to be a real door to another time and makes me very aware of so much having passed in my life as it originates from about the year I was born and she was already the reigning monarch. She seems a great relief from the Trumpian politics of this present day having started way back with Truman. I am sure when she leaves we will be struck that we have lost someone very very special, a powerful part of the fabric that binds us… I choose celebrate her now, while she is alive."

Each print is wrapped with card on plastic. All works printed by the artist on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and K3 Archival Inks. 

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