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Nanticoke Natives

Nanticoke Natives

Regular price $400.00
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This image was created using a biological research technique known as "clearing and staining". This technique uses a series of chemicals to stain different tissues specific colors (i.e, bone is stained purplish red and cartilage is stained blue), while dissolving other tissues away or making them look transparent. I then photograph the cleared and stained organism and transform it digitally into the work you see here. The top fish is a White Perch (Morone americana) and the bottom is an Inland Silverside (Menidia beryllina). These two species are found in many states in the eastern US, but I collected these two from the Nanticoke River in Maryland while researching invasive Northern Snakeheads and Blue Catfish. While there are many many invasive fishes in the river causing many problems to the ecosystem and local economy, I wanted to highlight the beauty of native species of the river with this piece to illustrate some of the creatures my lab is working on protecting. This piece includes a floating black frame, as depicted in the second image.

Comes ready to hang with a lamination to enhance the colors and protect the canvas. Price includes shipping directly from the printer to your address; contact for pricing outside of the US.



Care Instructions

Ready to on the wall and enjoy! While this product has a coating that will significantly enhance the life of the artwork and reduce color fading, I recommend not hanging this piece outdoors in an unprotected area or in direct sunlight. I have never had an issue with colors fading in light in my 8 years of making artwork (the 8 year old pieces still hold their colors excellently), but avoiding direct sun exposure for all wall art, in general, will help the colors stay vibrant for as long as you stay vibrant!


24x36x1.5" plus about 1" around for the frame

Message from the Artist

A portion of the proceeds from this piece will go toward supporting undergraduate invasive species research in my lab at Salisbury University.

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