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Museum-Quality Matte Paper Print available in two sizes:
12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm): $35.00
24" x 32" (60cm x 80cm): $48.00
“He strode to the archway and stood for some time under the falling rain of the spring. Then he laughed and shook himself, and wherever the drops of water fell glittering from him to the ground they glinted like red and green sparks.” - The Two Towers, Book 3, Chapter 4: Treebeard
This fine art print from my original painting depicts the wonderful house of Treebeard at Wellinghall, lit with his great vessels of shining waters and by the avenue of trees that glows in response to his honored presence as a herder of the trees. Merry and Pippin find rescue and refuge here in the midst of Fangorn forest, and they can only marvel at this mysterious being who bathes in the curtain of water at his threshold and carries them off to the flooding of Isengard.
Are you a Tolkien fan for whom the ents have come to symbolize your own deeply-held love of the green world and your fatigue over what minds of “metal and wheels” have done to our environment in this Age here in Middle-earth? Do you cheer for the march of the ents, and rather wish they would appear at the gas station nearest you? I certainly do, and I cherish these sections of The Two Towers both for the relief they provide as the story is becoming quite dark and for the equality with which they treat the life and rights of nature.
Treebeard is one of my favorite characters in the entire legendarium and I have been trying to imagine both him and his house since early childhood. I cherish the feeling of protection the hobbits enjoy while under his care and while walking about the ancient woodland with Quickbeam during the Entmoot, and having this image hanging in my home is a statement of my respect for plants of all kinds. They make the air we breathe, they feed us, they shelter and clothe us, they beautify all that we see, and we could not live without them. Perhaps some day, thanks to the writings of inspirational authors like Tolkien, more humans will become more like Treebeard. We will grow Ent-ish and see ourselves as gentle but very powerful shepherds of the plant kingdom, existing to take loving care of the olvar - the flora, to the tune of Yavanna’s music, and under the gaze of The One. The history of the ents is well worth studying in The Silmarillion, and may hanging this Tolkien art print in some room of your home strengthen you for the ongoing work we must do to protect our own green home.
"Treebeard at Wellinghall" Print
Every print you purchase comes with a white border for your convenience. The 24” x 32” print features an image that is 20” x 24” total, with a 4” border on the top and bottom, and a 2” border on either side. The 12” x 16” print features an image that is 10” x 12” total, with a 2” border on the top and bottom, and a 1” border on either side. If you take your print to a framer, you can either have it framed with the border or have your framer remove the border before framing.
The 250 gsm/ 110lb paper is perfect for fine art, designed to last for years without losing its original beauty. It is FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications, depending on regional availability, for the sake of the Earth. Each poster is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives safely and securely. Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters.
Your order will be printed on-demand by Gelato - a recognized leader in the creation of fine art prints. As the artist, I have ordered samples of my prints to ensure quality, but if you experience any quality issues, please contact support at Gelato via the many support options offered on this page: https://www.gelato.com/contact
Thank you so much for your purchase. Wishing you great enjoyment!