Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky, pondered their existence and felt humbled by the sheer unfathomable expanse of the universe?
On clear, starry nights my gaze often turns skywards and I find myself imagining if some other being on another world is doing exactly the same thing at exactly the same time. ‘First Contact’ brings me closer to these distant galaxies and nebulae and I envision what life would be like on one of these mysterious worlds. As cosmic fingers reach out to make their ‘first contact’, I’m left wondering what unknown encounters await.
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Artwork Information & Purchasing Options
Images displayed on this page use the Limited Edition format. Open Edition prints look slightly different due to their different aspect ratio (height divided by width). More information on these differences is available in the 'Open Edition Artworks' section below. The Open Edition formats offered by each print partner are different and you can see examples by visiting my 'shop' on their websites.
Limited Edition Sizes
'Vertical' (W x H)
297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 In)
420 x 594 mm (16.5 x 23.4 In)
510 x 722 mm (20.1 x 28.4 In)
594 x 841 mm (23.4 x 33.1 In)
Please note, these sizes are specific to the Limited Edition series of prints. In some instances, Open Edition Print Partners may offer the same size, in the case of a square image for example. However, in the majority of cases their dimensions, while similar, will differ from the sizes shown here for Limited Editions.
Artwork Format and Availability Options
For Open Edition prints (canvas or fine art) at standard sizes, my Open Edition print partners are probably the best source to look at first. The dedicated page has more detailed information on what each partner offers with a link to my 'shop' at their site.
If you can't find a size/media variation that meets your requirements then please get in touch. I am happy to work with you to get an artwork that meets your design goals.
My partners use quality materials and can provide my art in a range of sizes* and media, which vary by partner. A link to my 'shop' at each partner, and information on what options they provide, can be viewed on the Open Edition Print Partners page.
* My preferred format for creating my images is an aspect ratio of 1.414 - in NZ this is the aspect ratio of an A2 piece of paper. While this is pleasing to my eye, it does tend to require custom framing which in my experience is very nice but has a price tag to match.
I'm not going to change how I create my art, however in the interests of making it more accessible, I have reviewed each artwork and made some modifications to align it with common standards for print sizes. These changes provide access to a broader range of framing options and allow me to partner with some resellers who can handle the sales process more efficiently than I can.
Limited Editions are a premium product, and quite simply, the best Fine Art Print option available of my work.
You can choose from a standard range of sizes or have it custom sized (some limitations apply).
The edition is strictly limited to 20 prints total (+ 2 Artists Proofs).
The copyright of this image (‘First Contact’) is solely owned by Jane Trotter. Unlawful download and reproduction of this image is strictly prohibited unless permission has been given, in writing.