Candlestick Banksia – Square Paper Print


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Artist Statement

I just love the wild and wacky shapes of all the Banksia flowers and this one is no exception. Long and candle shaped they attract nectar eating birds in full bloom.

Botanical Description

This is a native of Western Australia found from Kalbarri National Park down to Cape Leeuwin and across to Fitzgerald River National Park. It is usually a tree reaching up to 10m (35ft) but can be a shrub in dryer areas. It has long narrow serrated leaves. Follicles develop and appear as bright yellow flower spikes held above the foliage from February to August. The smell of the open flowers has been likened to a peppery Shiraz wine. Seed development occurs from September to December, as these follicles swell while turning grey and woody. The flower spikes are pollinated by and provide food for a wide array of animals, including several species of honeyeater and the honey possum. It regenerates from bushfire by regrowing from its woody base. Plants may have a lifespan of 300 years.

Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Print – also available as a Square Canvas Print.




Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:

  1. Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
  2. Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
  3. Large  – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.

Printed in Australia.

*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Beautiful art requires time to be printed, each print is made to order just for you.


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