African Buffalo from Marc Alexander’s “In The Balance” series.
The African buffalo or Cape buffalo, is a large African bovine. Not closely linked to the slightly larger wild Asian water buffalo, and its lineage remains unclear. The Cape buffalo found in South and East Africa is the largest of the standard genus. The adult buffalo’s horns is its main feature. With fused bases forming a nonstop bone shield referred to as a “boss”. Widely seen as a very fierce creature, as it gores and kills over 200 people every year. Other than humans, this buffalo has few predators and because of their size, they are able to defend themselves. The buffalo are the lions’ main prey and as a member of the “big five” game family, this makes the African buffalo a sought-after trophy in hunting. Small birds called Oxpeckers eat ticks, small insects, botfly larvae, and other pests always found on the Buffalo.
Many of Marc’s artworks are offered as fine artist / giclee prints. Deftly photographed and printed on large format inkjet printers. These prints have a limited edition of 500 and are numbered bottom left and signed bottom right. The paper used is 320g Hahnemuhle museum class water-colour paper or Van Gogh cotton canvas. The process employs HP Vivera archival inks, which boast a 100+ year fade-proof promise.
These prints are also available in varying sizes. Each paper print is plastic wrapped and supported with an acid-free foamcore backing board. The prints on canvas can be provided stretched or rolled in a core for easy shipping. A high class scratch resistant matt art-sealant is used to treat each canvas print. A fixed board which gives the stretcher firmness, prevents warping and ensures the artwork hangs flush against the wall is fixed directly behind the stretched canvas print. Further warping in larger stretchers is prevented by the addition of cross braces.