For more than 6 months, Deleo prepared a third expedition to Terra Ultima. Two weeks ago he left and now the first findings arrive by sea mail. It will take months to examine, evaluated and elaborate all findings and discoveries. But it already appears to be a fruitful journey with a lot of astonishing newly discovered species.
The watercolour painting “Tree”, made during the artist in residence project “Boeddha in de Linie”, was transported this weekend to Amsterdam and now decorates the inside of a beautiful home in the capital city. The artwork was framed in a handmade frame by Ike van Wageningen.
Thursday night, in “Het Nieuwe Instituut” in Rotterdam, at the monthly IMG LAB sessions organized by the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO), Deleo gave a presentation of the recent Terra Ultima discoveries. An insight was given into the last expedition of 2015. And the process of how rough sketches, made after the first sightings of new species, evolve to elaborate illustrations, made after a specimen has been collected and studied.
A lot of requests have been received from people who missed the Fairytale series in the Volkskrant and still want to buy a print.
Unfortunately, two editions of the series are sold out.
But from the other four editions, there are still a few prints left.
They are now available in my webshop.