Ron McBurnie
Man Ferns Prints

 

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During the early 1980's a number of southern tree ferns were sold at plant nurseries in Townsville. Before their green fronds began to appear, they looked like hairy red monkey arms.
I purchased a number of these plants for my garden and produced a series of etchings of them as they populated the north Queensland landscape in plague proportions.
caged man fern

Caged man fern

Date: 1978
Medium: Lithograph
Plate size: 37 x 26cms
Edition: 10

 
The coming of the man ferns

The coming of the man fern

Date: 1983
Medium: Electric engraver and relief
Plate size: 19.5 x 19.3cms
Edition: 10

     
Man fern hill

Man fern hill

Date: 1983
Medium: Electric engraver and colour relief
Plate size: 49 x 50cms
Edition: 12

 
Man fern hill 2

Man fern hill 2

Date: 1983
Medium: Electric engraver and relief
Plate size: 49 x 50cms
Edition: 12

     
Manfern solstice

Man fern solstice

Date: 1983
Medium: Hard ground etching, aquatint and colour relief
Plate size: 24.7 x 50cms
Edition: 10

 
Prehistoric forest near Ingham

Prehistoric forest near Ingham

Date: 1983
Medium: Hard ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 24.7 x 50cms
Edition: 10

     
Aarons_staff

Aarons staff

Date: 1983
Medium: Two plate linocut and engraving
Plate size: 15.3 x 9.6cms
Edition: 10

 
Batwing coral

Batwing coral

Date: 1983
Medium: Two plate linocut and engraving
Plate size: 16.5 x 9.7cms
Edition: 10

     
Sun dew star

Sun dew star

Date: 1983
Medium: Two plate hard ground etching, aquatint and engraving
Plate size:
Edition: 12

 
Sundew staff

Sundew staff

Date: 1983
Medium: Hard Ground etching, aquatint and engraving
Plate size: 16.3 x 9.4cms
Edition: Artists Proof

     
Giant man fern

Giant man fern

Date: 1983
Medium: Electic engraving (two printings)
Plate size: 94.4 x 49.7cms
Edition: 10

 
Cannon ball flower

Cannon ball flower

Date: 1983
Medium: Two plate hard Ground etching, aquatint and engraving
Plate size: 15.3 x 9.6cms
Edition: 10

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