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Above: Artist John Dyer painting in the rainforest of Borneo with endangered orangutans.

John Dyer

Limited Edition by artist John Dyer. Yuxi Yuve - The Water Spirit of the Amazon Rainforest.

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John Dyer created this image during his residency with an Amazon Indian discovering the spirits of the rainforest. The spirit shown is Yuxi Yuve - the water spirit. All of the water in the Amazon originates from the hair of Yuxi Yuve. This amazing image features the mermaid like spirit & the powerful boa constrictor in a circular composition of waterfall, tropical plants, piranhas & butterflies.

"The Water Spirit Yuxi Yuve has a real connection for me, she evokes not only the water cycle of the rainforest but also has echoes of Mermaids, stories and Spirits in our own culture. Nixiwaka Yawanawá, an Amazon Indian, selected the Amazon plants around the waterfall at the Eden Project for us to work with so it was natural for me to create a circular composition with the waterfall forming Yuxi Yuve's hair. The Boa Constrictor features as the power of the rainforest. It is one of the most revered animals of the rainforest. I have included Amazon fish in the water and rainforest butterflies too. Many of the plant forms in the painting are painted from life using the rainforest plants at Eden as reference. My painting that features on this print has a cyclical energy that echoes the natural cycle of life." John Dyer

Item Information

Description Signed Limited Edition Print
Artist Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
Paper type Archival matte textured watercolour paper. Heavy weight paper approx 300gsm
Signed by the Artist Signed by John Dyer
Number of prints in the edition 50 signed & numbered prints
Print process Premium Quality Fine art Giclée Print. Produced to exacting standards by the artists using the highest possible quality printing technology.
Medium UV-resistant archival ink creating vibrant rich colours and the maximum longevity. As with all pieces of art please avoid hanging in direct sunlight if possible.
Paper size 432mm x 559mm I 17" x 22"
Image size 389mm x 389mm I 15.3" x 15.3"
Image Size (Small option) 260mm x 260mm

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