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Giant Salvinia Floating on the Surface of a Pond Canvas Print

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Giant Salvinia Floating on the Surface of a Pond Canvas Print

Regular price $ 99.99

This 'Giant Salvinia Floating on the Surface of a Pond Canvas Print' is proof that nature can be incredibly beautiful even when it is being disruptive!

Giant Salvinia (also called 'Salvinia molesta' or 'Kariba weed')  is an aquatic fern, native to south-eastern Brazil. It is a free floating plant that does not attach to the soil, but instead remains buoyant on the surface of a body of water.

In small amounts it can be very decorative. But it has now taken over large bodies of water, around the world and in the United States; and in practice, can put a halt to many recreational activities in lakes, as it fills up the available water.

Plus, some of the other 'problems' with it is that it decreases oxygen concentrations in the water and also blocks out sunlight. Both of those have implications for the fish and the aquatic life in the water.

So, it's not all sunshine and roses!

But visually... Giant Salvinia really is amazing to look at.

In this canvas you see the beautiful side! In this impressionistic canvas you get to see the rich diversity of yellow and green patterns, and the intricate shapes that it can make.

Never has it been truer that nature really can be the greatest art!

If you were to look at this canvas in terms of shapes alone, and didn't think of it in terms of symbolic representations (because when we think of something as a 'plant' then we immediately have visual ideas about how 'leaves' etc should look); then it really is kinda amazing.

Look at the spread of green shapes for instance. Look at the gradations of color. Look at the stems. Then see how the yellow shapes emerge, seemingly randomly from the mix.

Of course, we know this is an aquatic fern. So we know that there is a pattern in the madness (because we all know that roses are red, violets are blue...isn't just the start of a love poem! It is also a commentary on the structure of nature (though roses do come in multiple colors. Oh.. you know what I mean!). We KNOW that spiders have eight legs. We know that we have 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose etc.

Nature isn't playing dice with the universe. It knows what it is about.

So too with Giant Salvinia.

The beautiful patterning here isn't random. But with the impressionist form that this picture takes, it really does feel like a piece of modern art.

Pond art! It is clearly the future!

This aquatic fern nature canvas will look beautiful on your walls, and act as a constant source of visual interest for your rooms.


Great Build Quality and Materials
  • High Quality - Printed on high quality, artist grade stock
  • Ready to Hang - Folded around a lightweight frame to give them a gorgeous, gallery ready appearance and ready to hang immediately. No need to spend a fortune having them framed! All our canvases come ready to hang as soon as they arrive at your door.
  • Built to Last - Printed with acid free ink that will last without fading or chipping,
  • UV Technology - Features a scratch-resistant UV coating.
  • Easy to Clean - Wipes clean easily with a damp cloth or to remove dust, vacuum gently using a soft brush attachment.
  • Stays Firm - Fabricated to stay taut and flat.

Easy to Hang
  • Canvas Prints shipped from the US come with a hard sealed backing and hanging hardware for an effortless install.
  • Canvas Prints shipped outside the US come with an open back and are ready to hang with a sawtooth hanger for an effortless install.
  • So, you will have NO EXTRA CHARGES TO HAVE YOUR ART FRAMED! It comes ready to hang.

(See the pictures for examples of both)

Made with LOVE!
  • Thickness - The thickness of the canvas wrap frame on your print is 1.25 inches (so your art really stands out from whatever angle you look at it on your walls!)
  • Canvas Love - We only use the finest artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas to ensure lasting quality for your art.
  • Ink and Printing Love - We use superior eight-pass pigment-based inkjet printing, which uses archival inks designed to hold up over time without fading. We care as much as you do about the quality of our prints.
  • Frame Love - The wood in the frame and stretcher is constructed of 100% renewable wood.
  • Packaging Love - We lovingly package our canvas prints to ensure that they arrive just the way we packed them.
  • Local Production - We have local handcrafted production for the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Mexico, so that your order will ship from within the same country as you order (ensuring both that we support local producers and that shipping times are reduced).
  • Worldwide shipping - Orders to countries outside those five will ship from the USA.
  • Made-to-Order Just for You! - All of our artwork is made-to-order. This means that we can offer works of art that you won't find anywhere else!
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