Bronze Cory 9484

24 x 36 in – Series of 20
Dye sublimation on aluminum

Image Details

Corydoras aeneus 9484 – September, 2013

Río Guáquira, Yaracuy, Venezuela

(Venezuelan Caribbean Mountain Range)

Sony SLT-A99V, Sony A 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Ewa-Marine U-B 100 Underwater Housing

f/4, 1/200, ISO 125, -0.5 e.v.

Latitude: 10°17’25.84”N

Longitude: 68°39’26.81”W


Explorer’s Notes

I have found Corydoras aeneus in many streams of the Venezuelan Caribbean Mountain Range and the Lake of Valencia basin. They are not only found in the rivers that drain on the northern side of the Venezuelan Caribbean Mountain Range, but also on the ones that drain on the southern side towards the Llanos.

The Bronze Corys from the llanos are completely metallic green with red fins; the ones from the northern side of the Venezuelan Caribbean Mountain Range and the Lake of Valencia are bronze colored.

They prefer river flats that have a constant current of water, less than 40cm in depth and a gravel bottom with some scattered, medium-size rocks. Their water has an alkaline pH due to the presence of limestone rocks in their habitat.

Bronze Corys school in large groups, up and down the river flats, making pit stops in shaded designated places to rest. I did not find many submerged aquatic plants in their habitat but did find many different riparian species along the river banks like tall Heliconia bihai.


What exactly am I purchasing?

You are buying the artwork that is in front of you in the gallery. It is number one in a series of 20 for that size and medium. Once you purchase it, you can pick it up after the exhibition closes (around August 1st) or arrange for shipping or delivery to your home. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity that will be mailed to you within 30 days of purchase.

What is a Dye Sublimation in Aluminum metal print?

The piece you are purchasing is a Chromaluxe dye sublimation on aluminum. Heat infused aluminum prints have been shown to resist fading for 65+ years and last 2-4 times longer than traditional photo-based silver papers.

Is this artwork part of a series? If so, how many were printed?

The prints in this exhibition are a series of 20, so only 20 of this specific size and media will ever be made.

Who is Ivan Mikolji?

“You Cannot Preserve What You Don’t Know Exists.” Groundbreaking Venezuelan artist and river explorer Ivan Mikolji’s motto exemplifies his life’s mission: to promote knowledge and inspire the preservation of the planet’s aquatic ecosystems.

Mikolji’s artwork celebrates the elements, aquascapes, and landscapes that he has intimately experienced as a lifetime explorer, researcher, and photographer. Mikolji’s artwork guides the viewer’s journey into rarely seen underwater worlds.

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