Jenny Parsons - Giclées

The word “giclée” was coined by Jack Duganne in 1991, a printmaker working at Nash Editions. He wanted a name for the new type of prints they were printing on the IRIS printer, a large format, high resolution industrial prepress proofing ink-jet printer they had adapted for fine art printing. He was specifically looking for a word that would not have the negative connotations of “ink-jet” or “computer generated”. To make the word descriptive of ink-jet technologies, he based it on the French word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler”, meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”. These beautiful archival prints are reproductions of Jenny Parsons' oil on canvas paintings of Cape fynbos. Editions are limited to 30 prints and each print is numbered, titled and signed by the artist.