Green Dartfish 4351
Dye sublimation on aluminum
Ammocryptocharax elegans 4351 – January, 2014
Caño el Pozo, Amazonas, Venezuela
(Western Guiana Shield)
Sony SLT-A99V, Sony A 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Ewa-Marine U-B 100 Underwater Housing
f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 200, -0.5 e.v.
Green Dartfish have an outstanding green color that seems to glow when the light hits them. In the wild, they love to crawl over tufts of Thurnia sphaerocephala and the underwater leaves of aquatic plants in search of food.
They pick on the periphyton, but have a special preference for picking on the decaying sections of leaves and stems, especially the ones of the Montrichardia arborescens and Urospatha sagittifolia plants.
They cover a medium territory in which they search for food, but are hard to spot as they are like chameleons that change their color to resemble the substrate they are on.
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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