A History of Existing Life

This watercolor print displays an artistic rendering of the history and diversity of life on Earth.
created by

Jennifer Berlinger

$200.00 - 275.00

created by

Jennifer Berlinger

read more about the maker

The Art of Discovery

Almost two centuries after Charles Darwin set sail on the Beagle, designers Jennifer and Mark Berlinger transformed their own voyage of discovery into a work of art. Fascinated with the connection between ancient fossils they discovered on the beach and the living creatures of today, they began to research the vast family of life on earth. Discovering most of the available charts were either too academic or oversimplified, they applied their creativity to create this beautiful piece.

This high quality, hand signed giclée print is filled with the broad spectrum of life on earth. Bacteria, fungi, insects, mammals and more are rendered in watercolor with startling detail. The limbs of an ancient tree help guide the eyes through the related families, helping observers of all ages visually explore the connections and differences between each. A timeline along the side illustrates how long ago each new branch appeared. The illustration is thoroughly researched, and based on the most up-to-date scientific understanding, but truly reveals the exquisite beauty that grows throughout the diversity of life.

The print is hand signed and made individually on German etching paper, using rich, 200-year archival inks. It is available in a custom-mounted, walnut scoop frame, accented with off-white archival mat board that is FSC-certified for environmentally responsible production. Made in Westtown, Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Berlinger was inspired to create this art after her children found fossils while vacationing in England. Unable to find a "tree of life" that would help them understand what they had found and its place in earth's history, they decided to create their own. The summer day project turned into two years of research! Wanting to show the beauty of the science, they combined the family's interest in antique prints with Jennifer's background in graphic design and watercolors.

Made in the USA
Made from
acid free matboard, paper, plexi-glass, archival pigment ink, Cumala wood
Measurements
Unframed: 24" H x 16" W; Framed: 30.5" H x 22.5" W
Ingredients
Care
Keep out of prolonged direct sunlight.
Notes
Available framed in a 20" W x 28" L walnut scoop frame, with off-white FSC certified conservations matboard, plexi, and hanging hardware and wire or unframed.
Item ID
21516

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will be your new favorite art piece

5

You will find yourself admiring the detail in this piece every time you see it.

St. Cloud, MN

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Great idea, nicely executed!

5

Very pleased with this!

Charlotte, NC

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The PERFECT gift for a biology graduate!

5

Gave as a college graduation gift to our daughter, a biology major. She was thrilled! The gift opening and party went on hold when she opened this! She was thrilled. She with other bio major friends at party went over every inch of the print. Order it framed! It's well worth the extra 75 dollars. A beautiful print.

Rochester, NY

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Exquisite

5

Beautifully done. Elegant and meticulously crafted. My sister gave this to me for Christmas and I consider it one of the best gifts I've ever received. It's a beautiful, graceful rendering of a very-hard-to-find graphic -- the Tree of Life.

Los Angeles CA

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Great Quality

5

Great quality product. Love the colors and the frame. Writing is hard to see, but there is so much info on the tree it has to be smaller text to make it all fit.

WA

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Perfect!

5

I got this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He's really into biology and loves it! :) We also like the frame you can buy with it. It's true that the font is small, but it's necessary to fit everything in and it's still readable. My one critique is that my boyfriend would have liked to know what sources were used to compile the tree. Very neat!

Phoenix, Arizona

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Gift for High School Science Teacher

5

I purchased this as a Christmas present for my son-in-law, a High School Science Teacher, at my daughter's suggestion. He loved it!

OH

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Nice - As advertised

4

Nice gift for a scientist.

Summerville, SC

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Better than I even anticipated!

5

This print was visually stunning and arrived direct from the artist quickly and packaged well. Makes me very confident in future purchases!

Mertztown, PA

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Amazing piece

5

Incredible piece for the biologist or anyone who appreciates the diversity of life on planet earth.

Fredericksburg, VA

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