Drawn 1991, Colored 2017
Small - 7.5 x 10.5" ~ Medium - 11 x 15.5" ~ Large 14.1 x 20"
"By the time I did this drawing, the Dactyls were an established part of the family. In this image, they are engaged in an activity that I have performed myself...abalone diving. What you see here is exactly as we did it. The anchored float, the fins, the abalone bar (right hand of deepest Dactyl) and the only thing missing are the snorkel and mask. Dactyls have no need for snorkels and masks...they are well adapted to the underwater world. I’ve never been able to hold my breath for as long as a Dactyl can! Divers (originally titled “Sea of Sustenance”) first appeared in Miles Russell’s 1992, 'Nonsports Illustrated' produced trading card set, titled “Dactyls.” The following narrative, written by Miles Russell, appeared on the back of this card: 'Precious bounty from the sea, the abalone mollusk will sustain the Dactyls explorers for a time.'” - Rodney Marchetti
Divers was reproduced from an original illustration by Rodney Marchetti, drawn 1991, colored 2017, and digitally captured by Joseph Wilhelm of Meridian Fine Art. These archival pigment prints are created on Epson Hot Press Bright acid-free cotton paper and printed with LUCIA Pro-11 pigment inks, designed to create a reproduction of the highest quality and longest possible lifespan. To ensure this print’s longevity, please handle with care and keep away from moisture and direct sunlight. We recommend having this artwork professionally framed with UV-resistant glass.
Divers is protected by Copyright. Rodney Marchetti © 2022
Published for Rodney Marchetti by Beau Saunders | Photographer, 2022