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Original Acrylic ACEO:
"Sleeping Volcano" - Mount Ngauruhoe displays her powers to a night-time visitor

Here is the hidden power of the sleeping volcano!

The rich dark colors, moody atmosphere, and textures of this piece are all intended to highlight the ever underlying menace of subterranean fires close beneath the land.

Maori legend has it that Mt Ngauruhoe on the Central North island Plateau is a beautiful, if somewhat fickle, female.

In this fanciful image she slumbers as always, with steam issuing from her crater.

This ACEO is Acrylic on Arches Dessein 160gsm art paper, mounted on card. Overall size was 2.5" x 3.5". Enlarged for this digital version.

ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. They are a wonderful way for buyers to sample an artist's work before purchasing a large painting. Its also a great way to collect many of your favorite artist's pieces to keep in a small photo album or in a trading cards album. Art Card collecting and trading has become a worldwide phenomenon in the past 2 years, and many established artists now offer ACEOs as part of their portfolios.

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