" The Art of Preserving Nature"
Nothing says Canada like this marvelous 4 seasons pressed Maple leaf picture!
This '4 Seasons' picture is a one-of-a-kind, unique piece of art handmade with love in the mountains of Canada. Each individually crafted piece features four large species of Maple leaves that are skillfully pressed and dried to reflect spring, summer, fall and winter. The leaves are finished with a mat background and framed in a handcrafted solid wood frame making it the perfect addition for any nature lover's home!
The Maple Leaf signifies "Unity and Modesty" in the historical language of Floriography.
• They are all real pressed Maple leaves that we grow and harvest from our woodland garden in the Okanagan, BC.
• Each leaf is sealed with an archival varnish to preserve its individual colour.
• Handmade paper is used as the background to the leaves.
• A white mat borders the Maple leaves
• Each piece is individually signed.
• Dimensions of the frame: approx 18" x 18" - ¾" thick frame.
• Solid wood handcrafted frame. Finished with either black lacquer or walnut stain and clear lacquer. (Please choose)
• 2 ml glass
• Each piece features a back tag which identifies the botanical and its related meaning in the language of flowers. (Floriography)
• Sawtooth hook
** Each picture is one-of-a-kind and no two pieces will ever be the exact same. This is due to nature's individuality. Several photos are posted so that you can see the variations and placement of the leaves. Please note that the picture you receive will look slightly different than the ones showcased here.
- OUR PROCESS -
All of the botanicals are sourced from our gardens at Mabel Lake, BC Canada and the surrounding mountainous landscape. Each flower and leaf must be harvested at its peak to ensure the highest of quality. They are then pressed in a traditional flower press which includes herbarium papers. We do colour enhance the leaves by hand to protect them from fading. Each botanical is then carefully selected and artfully arranged onto a variety of handmade papers.
We use locally milled wood to handcraft a variety of frames. Each frame goes through a 5 step sanding process to ensure the highest of quality. It is then finished with a stain and/or lacquer to best suit the botanical artwork.
From our Gardens to your Home.
- FUN FACT -
This picture is one of our best sellers. It has traveled all around the world. The most exotic place this picture has gone is to the research centre in Antarctica.
When most people see the '4 Seasons' picture they automatically assume that the black Maple Leaf is fake or that we dye it to look black. However, these leaves really are black! The species of Maple is called Crimson King - google it!
Processing time: Once we receive your order, it will take 3-6 business days for the item to be shipped out. We live in the Canadian mountains are have to drive 30 minutes into the closest town.