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"Hold Me Closer” – Orangutan Art Prints

"Hold Me Closer” – Orangutan Art Prints

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These orangutan art prints are produced from an original pastel painting featuring a mother Bornean orangutan tenderly cradling her infant. These heart melting prints  display the pure love that is felt between a mother and her baby. 

I wanted this piece to communicate that raw emotion of love that we can all connect to. It’s hard not to see ourselves reflected in some way when you look into the eyes of an orangutan. You feel their soul, their thoughts, their emotions being radiated through those deep dark eyes that feel so human. It’s not surprising to learn that we share 96.4% of our DNA with them!

One of the huge similarities we share with orangutans is the long and intensive mother-baby relationship. A baby orangutan will be completely dependent on its mother for the first ten years of its life. In fact, they take the longest time of any mammal on earth to grow up! Orangutan infants are carried by their mother until around 5 years of age, and they feed on their mother’s milk until the age of 8. There’s so much knowledge and skill that an infant has to learn from its mother during this long childhood period. It's no wonder that they form such a close attachment and emotional bond.

Once an orangutan reaches ten years of age, they have all the life skills necessary to leave home. While the male offspring will move onto pastures new and find their own territory, female orangutans like to stick around close to mum. For the next 5 to 6 years during their adolescent years, females will regularly pop in to visit their mothers and have a good ol’ catch up!


Print Details

FREE shipping for UK customers.

This is a high quality limited edition giclée print which has been professionally printed using Lucia Pro 12 inks on Hahnemuhle bamboo 290gsm inkjet paper. This paper is both sustainable and meets stringent archival standards meaning it has extremely high age resistance. The paper is stiff with a 290gsm weight. Its matt surface has a beautifully soft light texture, producing prints with exceptional detail and vibrance.

Prints are available in three sizes:

A4 - Limited edition of 125 prints.
A3 - Limited edition of 75 prints.
A2 - Limited edition of 50 prints.

Your fine art print will come numbered and hand-signed, and will include a certificate of authenticityYour print will arrive unframed.

Thanks to Johanna Kok at Wildlife Reference Photos for use of her photographic references.

Delivery Information

UK shipping (inc. channel islands) - FREE.

International shipping rates are calculated at the checkout. 

Orders are normally dispatched within 2-3 working days. For UK orders, your artwork will be sent via a 24hr tracked courier service. International orders will be sent via international courier and delivery times will vary according to your destination. You will be sent a tracking link so that you can stay up to date with your delivery.

Care Information

Your print will be carefully rolled, wrapped in acid free tissue paper, and shipped in a reinforced tube. This is the most secure way to send fine art prints, and will ensure that it reaches you in perfect condition, regardless of where you are in the world.

When you receive your print, you can flatten it out very easily by laying it out, image side up on a clean flat surface. Use the supplied tissue paper to cover the image, and lay a few heavy flat objects such as some books over the print. After a day the print will be nice and flat, and ready to frame.

For more care tips visit my print care guide.

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