Wild Garden


As unpredictable as a wild garden. See things not as they are, but how they could be!

The imagination is like a wild and free garden. Wild and free does not mean lawlessness, but rather the freedom to be ‘wildly you’, to be your authentic self. It is understanding righteous law abides deeply within fully loving and being fully loved. It’s being aware of the purpose of rules without being restricted by them.

This painting speaks to the beauty of being ‘wild’, of the ability to see things in a different way and put things together that don’t make sense to others, with not one ounce of concern about where things “should” be or how things “should” look. There is serenity in the chaos.

The blossoms in this garden increase easily and release rich fragrance, and there is fertile ground wherever the seeds fall. Gathering beauty, there is always something happening. Always room for one more. Generous and confident.

The white magnolia flowers symbolise perfection, purity, and innocence. Magnolias are not field flowers but bloom on magnificent trees, some say amongst the oldest trees known to humanity. Magnolia trees are known to resist storms. The term ‘steel magnolia’ refers to a woman who is strong, independent, and also very feminine and regal. Quiet strength and beauty. Tulips symbolise perfection and yellow represents happiness. Wheat represents the harvest. Red is passion and burgundy-pink means deep joy. These things do not abide together in nature’s garden but there are no rules in the imagination.

Wild Garden was painted as a personal prophetic painting. The underpainting was a collaboration with artist Sonia Farrell of rich red promise contrasted with white magnolias.

Title: Wild Garden || Artist: Wendy Manzo  ||  Painted: Studio August 2022

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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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