Viva Tall Poppies


Viva Tall Poppies”

Heading to worship at the Australian Prayer Day meeting this morning, the Lord asked me to paint into breaking the spirit of tall poppy syndrome. He said, “cut that spirit off at the knees, the way it has cut down our leaders, let your leaders lead!”

It is an insidious spirit that has thrived in Australia, especially in politics in the past 10 years where our leaders have been cut down prematurely, and also especially in churches, where leaders have been thwarted. It’s time to disown that spirit as ‘the Australian way’.

If God is talking about an issue, it means He is ready and willing to deal with it. Today we pray for our leaders in every sphere of influence and say, “rise up!” Be the best you can be. Celebrate excellence!

Three poppies in the painting depict divine completeness and perfection. God is able to end this destructive cycle, and ‘three’ carries a “now” meaning. Under the poppies is a wheat field. The harvest is waiting for the leaders to rise up and take their rightful place.

Title: Viva Tall Poppies  ||  Artist: Wendy Manzo  || Painted: 2nd March 2019, National Day of Prayer, Genesis church

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About Giclee printing.

We use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood, however, technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all. They are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original.

The most critical part of reproducing artwork is Digital Capture and Colour Correction, so the photographic file provides the truest representation of the original. It’s not just using a good camera, but using the right camera with expertise and experience. Wendy’s artwork is captured using specialised techniques to ensure your reproductions will be colour correct and faithfully reproduce all the detail and tones of the original painting.

Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. It was originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide format inkjet printing technology. In 30+ years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ because it is the common use of the term and it’s easier to say than ‘reproductions’.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be protected by framing behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your art reproduction and read our blog article “Caring for your Fine Art” for information on ensuring your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations. When you invest in a quality print you want it to last!

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