Butterfly Lover Limited Edition Print
2014 LIMITED EDITION PRINT
50 X 50 CM
EDITION / 20
Beautifully reproduced from original colour Biro drawing featuring South China tigers Butterfly Lover 2014, created by Jane Lee McCracken for Save Wild Tigers.
This luxurious, high quality print is crafted by one of the very best print makers in the industry.
- Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm
- 50 x 50 cm
- Edition / 20
- Signed and numbered by Jane Lee McCracken
- All proceeds go directly to Save Wild Tigers
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Butterfly Lover is the second design of Jane Lee McCracken's South China tiger quadriptych. Part of her iconic print and china collection In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia, this body of work highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent.
This stunning artwork pays homage to the South China tiger, thought to be extinct in the wild. Butterfly Lover was specifically created for Save Wild Tigers, the original drawing auctioned in London in 2014 to raise funds for their vital work conserving the last remaining wild tigers. The drawing portrays the second part of The Legend of the Last South China Tiger, a tale written by Jane to symbolise the plight of this tiger species. The artwork for her story is inspired by the old Chinese legend the Butterfly Lovers. There are also references to the 'Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto' 1959 by He Zhangao and Chen Gang as well as the film '2046' 2005 by Wong Kar-Wai. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.
SAVE WILD TIGERS
With so many geo-political & eco related issues facing the planet, why should we worry that there are less than 3,800 tigers left in the wild? After all, we can see them in zoos or appreciate their magnificence and historical significance through art, literature and film. Why should we bother to protect this creature in the far-flung corners of Asia?
Why? Because the tiger has walked the earth for two million years. Because we care about the legacy we will leave future generations. Because we can make the difference that will mean survival in the wild as opposed to extinction. Because, together, our voices must be heard in the call for fundamental changes to international law to protect the tiger.
The wild tiger's survival is in the balance. If we fail to act to save the iconic tiger, what hope do other endangered species have? We have ten years to double wild tiger numbers, or ten years until their extinction. The choice is ours. The clock is ticking - and ticking fast.
Join us today in making the right decision for survival.
Simon Clinton, founder of Save Wild Tigers
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