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Driving Macdonald Bridge

Driving Macdonald Bridge

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The art sketch turned into a greeting card of the Driving Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia beautifully captures the iconic and majestic nature of the bridge. The Macdonald Bridge is a vital transportation link, connecting the Halifax Peninsula with Dartmouth. It is an iconic feature of the Halifax skyline, known for its grandeur and significance to the local area.


The Macdonald Bridge, officially known as the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, is an iconic suspension bridge that plays a significant role in the region's transportation network. The bridge was opened on April 2, 1955, and was named after former Nova Scotia Premier Angus L. Macdonald. It was built to address the growing need for transportation links between Halifax and Dartmouth during the industrial boom of the 1880s and 1890s. The bridge's construction was a response to the demand for increased transportation capacity, particularly for the railway. It is approximately 1.3 kilometers long and has a fascinating history, including the replacement of two earlier bridges that were lost to natural disasters. The bridge has undergone significant developments, such as being converted from a two-lane to a three-lane structure with a pedestrian walkway and bicycle lane in 1999. It remains an essential and enduring feature of the Halifax Harbour, facilitating approximately 48,000 crossings on an average workday.

FOR ART PRINTS: 

  • Sizes available are: 5"x7", 8'x10", 9"x12" and 11"x14".
  • Reproduced on high-quality 100lb paper and archival ink so your art will last for years to come! Ready to frame for wall art. Colours may vary due to screen/monitor settings.
  • Framing: We do not offer framing at this time.

FOR GREETING CARDS:

  • Size available is: 4.25”x5.5”.

PAPER & DESCRIPTION

  • Print and cards are of my original handmade marker sketches.
  • For my original work I use Copic, and Winsor and Newton alcohol-based ink markers.
  • Prints are signed by the artist.

PACKAGING
Prints: All prints are packaged with love, sealed in an eco-friendly, compostable cello sleeve made of plant fibers with thick backing cardboard and mailed in a non-bend envelope to ensure the print remains in perfect condition.
Greeting CardsAll cards are blank inside and a kraft envelope is included. All greeting cards are packed in a clear cellophane bag. 

ECO EFFORTS

  • It's very important to us to keep being as eco-friendly as possible.
  • PLA compostable sleeves and recycled postcards.
  • We welcome and encourage any suggestions you might have.

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COPYRIGHT
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Any unauthorized reprint or use of this image is strictly prohibited. No part of the artwork may be reproduced, resold, or used for promotional or social media use without written consent from the artist of © Wynand van Niekerk, @downtownsketcher.

Copyright © Wynand van Niekerk ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Materials

Alcohol based markers, Copic markers, Winsor and Newton markers, Farber Castell fine liners and card

Shipping

Free Domestic & International shipping

Dimensions

Prints available in 4 sizes: 5'x7', 8'x10'. 9'x12', 11'x14'

Originals available in 9'x12' only

Care Instructions

It's important that you should care for your fine art prints just as you would any delicate and valuable artwork. With proper handling, your prints will remain in pristine condition for many years to come.

Follow these recommendations:

Handling
Natural skin oils or other contaminants can easily transfer to the print. As a preventative measure, we recommend washing your hands before touching the print. Use both hands and support the back of the print when picking it up.
Never attempt to rub the surface of the image with your finger or fingernail as this could scratch the surface of the print.

Exposure to Elements
Keep your print out of direct sunlight. Even the best quality materials are subject to cracking or fading if exposed to prolonged periods of sunlight. Although normal incandescent light bulbs do not present a problem, fluorescent lights do emit harmful ultraviolet rays.
Hang your print away from areas where airborne grime, dust and pollutants such as cigarette smoke can leave a discolouring residue.
Avoid extreme fluctuations in moisture and temperature. Excessive fluctuations between dryness and humidity, or extreme heat and cold can negatively affect the state of your print. Museums keep the temperature generally around 18 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 40%. If the humidity is too high, be on the lookout for mold.

Framing
When framing your print use a good quality glass specifically designed for protecting fine art and photographic images. We also recommend using an acid-free archival mat to prevent the print and glass from touching. Like many artworks, an original is sensitive to light. Please ensure that your framer uses UV resistant/museum glass when framing. This glass will protect the artwork against direct or indirect light for years to come.

Storage
To prevent accidents, store your print away from anything that might press against the image surface. Some objects may not seem sharp enough to damage the print, but you'd be surprised at what will cause a scratch, a tear, or a rip.
Do not stack prints on top of each other. Separate them with pieces of acid-free paper to avoid damage.
Wrap your print well if you plan to transport it. Be sure to put a piece of acid-free paper over the front to protect the print. Rough handling can damage the print so pack it securely.
Do not cover your print with plastic for long periods of time. If there is humidity in the air, the mold may begin to grow. Cotton, acid-free sheets are the best for keeping dust away.

Cleaning
The print should be dusted with a clean, soft rag, to prevent dust buildup. Never use cleaning products or water as this may permanently damage the print.
Do not blow on your print as you may inadvertently deposit water droplets that can mark your print.
If using compressed air, apply short bursts while keeping the nozzle at least 12" back from the face of the print.

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