All proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be donated to the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (AARF).
With the launch of the ABC & Artemis Media’s beautiful documentary ‘Storm in a Teacup’ about dementia and its impact on the Pericles family, the studio was overwhelmed with requests to purchase a copy of the original edition of ‘Etching for Moi’. The edition of 150 sold out within hours, and to meet further demand we have now released a quality giclee print of the etching so additional funds can be raised for the AARF and enable more people to join us in creating a positive impact for people living with dementia related diseases.
This quality reproduction of Leon Pericles’ etching ‘Etching for Moi’ has been produced in strict accordance with the conditions of copyright.
Each giclée facsimile is printed on acid free paper using archival quality inks, with an identifying embossed seal on the lower right-hand corner of the image. They are supplied ready to frame, with an acid free mat board and core-foam backing already fitted for a damage free delivery.
Artwork Size H x W : image 23 x 14cm (to edge of mat board 29.6 x 21cm)
The edition is limited to only 500 available for sale.
All etching plates for this artwork have been cancelled.
Over the years Leon has produced etchings for his children, ‘Etching for Nia’ and ‘Damien’s Kite’, and now he has completed a beautiful piece for his wife – ‘Etching for Moi’ (2018). This work tells a story of Leon’s love. The lighthouse represents Moi as a strong figure who has withstood a lifetime of storms and anything nature has flung against her, but whose light shines regardless. The note filled clouds speak to Moi’s passion for classical music and the lighthouse is surrounded by a sea of floating flowers reflecting her capacity to remain buoyant, happy and positive. Moira’s name is spelled out in nautical flags. The clothesline is symbolic of the traditional work load that has historically been the burden of wives and mothers.
Leon and Moira are donating all profits of the sale of this work to the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (AARF). AARF are leaders in the international efforts to solve the complex puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease. Based here in WA, the foundation provides funding and facilities for research into ways to prevent or delay the onset of the disease and slow its progression.