We had a draw for this picture at the Calgary Home and Garden Show. Congratulations to the winner Tracey Garrett! This image is from the Glenbow Ranch series and is available in variety of sizes and finishes. See more the series here.
Whew. The Calgary Home and Garden Show wrapped up on Sunday and I’m finishing deliveries today of pieces sold. Great turnout even after the snowfall we got on Sunday.
Interesting reaction to the large (almost 4’x4′) old car picture “Parked”. It seemed to be a magnet for a lot of people coming in – partially due to the size and the fact that it was printed direct to aluminum and then finished with a high gloss clear coat. This is a limited edition and the piece on exhibit did sell. When someone looked at that picture I also showed them the sample I had of the image without the clearcoat that shows more of the brushed aluminum and glint of metal. The crowd was pretty much evenly divided as to which they preferred. I will be doing up another one in the edition but without the clear coat for the next show.
Bring a little nature indoors with new artwork printed direct to birch panels. We will have these new pieces on display at the Calgary Home and Garden Show starting February 28th and running to March 3. Stop by booth 1313 (lucky double 13?) to see these pictures as well as more on bamboo and aluminum. b
It comes from the days long before recycling. This car, once past its driving years was parked; permanently.
But it is not gone. No such thing as planned obsolescence back then, the wreck refuses to yield to the elements. In fact, the elements have seemed to embrace it. The long grass that grows wild behind the trees sprouts in and around the car and, by fall, reaches up to caress it in the breeze. The weathered exterior has evolved to rustic blues and oranges – the same hues as the sunset sky.
Details: Limited edition. Available on fine art paper or brushed aluminum with or without high gloss finish.
Sizes: 44”x 44”, 30”x 30”and 20”x 20”
Artist: Angela Waite
Specs: “Parked” was taken, appropriately enough, with an older Mamiya C330 medium format film camera, at sunset in Southwest Saskatchewan. A print was scanned and two images (one in focus, one slightly blurred) were layered together to create the final image.
So I came back with the camera and while other dog walkers wondered what the heck I was doing with my body prone in the snow, I took this.
[blockquote align=”center” style=”style1″ cite=”Henry David Thoreau”]It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see. [/blockquote]
These images were taken in Banff Alberta one chilly, misty afternoon.
2. Looks cool. The interesting grain and edges means you don’t have to cover this up with a frame. Plus we can print direct to the board for a seamless look or mount fine art paper to it.
3. Panda Friendly. There are over 1000 species of bamboo. This is moso (Phyllostachys pubescens) which isn’t eaten by pandas because this fast growing species’ leaves are too high for pandas to reach.
4. Variety. The images shown here were printed direct to the natural colour but it also available in a rich carmelized brown. We have used 3/4″ thickness but the 1/2″ is an option for larger images (to keep the weight down).
5. Durable. When harvested at 5-6 years of age, the dense fibres create a stronger board than oak. It is naturally resistant to moisture, mold and termites.
The material used is a composite of two layers of aluminum with a polyethylene core – making it light and durable. It prints very well and stays flat but most interestingly the brushed texture provides dimension to the image (see close-ups below) . The edges can be boxed with no need for a frame.
There are a lot of fine art papers on the market with different finishes, compositions and thicknesses. Our first choice is Photo Rag® made from 100% cotton waste from the textile industry. It is also favorite of fine art photographers because of the fine, smooth surface that produces impressive depth of colour.
I have also used Hahmuhuel fine art bamboo paper that has a bit warmer tone for rich colours.