This is a fine art print, Adorn, features a giant tortoise with a candle lit on it back- a reference to the emmergence of Spring flowers during the 17th century  Dutch Golden Age.


“Each spring for a period of weeks the imperial gardens were filled with prize tulips (Turkish, Dutch, Iranian), all of them shown to their best advantage...the scale of the display was further compounded by mirrors placed strategically around the garden... hundreds of giant tortoises carrying candles on their backs lumbered through the gardens, further illuminating the display. All the guests were required to dress in colors that flattered those of the tulips...The whole scene was repeated every night for as long as the tulips were in bloom, for as long as Sultan Ahmed managed to cling to his throne.” - Michael Pollan, Botany of Desire


Size options:

IMAGE: ~7.75 x 7.0 inches PAPER: 8.5 x 8.5 inches

IMAGE: ~12 x 10.75 inches PAPER: 13 x 13 inches

IMAGE: ~16 x 14.5 inches PAPER: 17 x17 inches


Larger prints are available upon request.


This print is made with Epson archival pigmented inks (designed to last 100+ years) on heavyweight, textured matte, 100% cotton fiber, fine art paper. Your print is titled and signed under the image unless otherwise specified.




  • I'm currently out of the studio painting a mural in Oregon. All print orders will be ready for delivery on July 1, 2020. Thank you for your patience.

    Prints are protected in an archival sleeve and shipped in a rigid envelope or mailing tube depending on size via Priority mail (2-3 days) domestic. Smaller size prints (up to 13 x 19 inch) ship within 3-5 business days. Larger prints can take up to 7 business days. If you prefer a different shipping method, please let me know.