There are many ways that Artists offer themselves to the world. Original pieces, Open Editions, Limited Editions, Castings, ect... all are valid. Here is a quick break down on what I offer. Not everything will be available all the time, so if you are looking for a specific piece represented in a specific way it may still be available yet not listed on the site. An example of this would be you may have seen a piece while visiting a friend and you are curious if there are any more available.
Let's start at the beginning. Original pieces are where all other representations spring from. They are the birth of the new piece. Painters, Sculptures, Photographers (especially those using alternative methods) to name a few all create originals. Originals are often the most expensive as there is only one.
An open edition print is a print that is not limited or restricted in the number and possible size that is available. Open Edition prints are often printed as demand rises. Here most Open Edition prints are printed at my trusted print house and shipped directly to you.
What is REady to hang?
Ready to Hang is pretty much what it sounds like, when you unbox your art it is ready to hang as soon as you are. At the moment the only Ready to Hang Open Edition pieces that I offer are Metallic and Acrylic prints. As you go through the option, choosing your medium, then size if more than one is offered, you will then be brought to a selection on framing/hanging to choose from. Currently Framing is not an option for the Fine Art Prints, it's coming though! I have to be patient, I'm so excite for this to happen.
A Limited Edition Print means that there is a limited number of prints available. The artist has only allowed a certain number of prints of this image to be printed, which is called the edition size. Each print will be identical in terms of quality and size. The artist signs them, normally in pencil and numbers them. If the edition, that's the number of prints available, is 25, then the artist will number each print in order from 1 to 25. The numbering is shown as 1/25, 2/25 etc. or 1 of 25 ect. Limited Editions have a long history that until the invention of modern printing, the press plates or wooden blocks were typically destroyed once the print run was complete.
An Artist's Proof or A/P is kind of what it sounds like. When releasing Limited Editions prints of the original several are printed and the Artist and Print Artist spend time with them ensuring the process used creates a closest representation of the original as can be. With my work, many test prints are created and each one is slightly different. Some may be of different papers or sub straights, seeing how the work translates, some may have edits. When printing, calibration is very important, and sometimes discrepancies are not noticed until the first print is made. There is a lot of back and forth discussion and consideration that happens between an Artist and a Print House. If you have ever seen Pablo Inirio's printing notations of Dennis Stock's photograph of James Dean in Time's Square, just by looking at it you can feel the amount of time and consideration that goes into creating a print. Each Artist treats their proofs differently, some may never share them, some destroy them, some offer them as gifts to friends and family, and some offer them for sale priced higher than Limited Editions because this is the only one of that variation.
Not all pieces of art that I make are available all the time. There will be times where you visit my site and see a piece, then next month it might not be around. I do this so that I can continue to offer newer works. Some pieces such as Limited Editions or Artist's Proofs are just sold out. If you remember the name of the piece, maybe saved it to a Pinterest Board or saved it to your Favourites, I welcome you to reach out to see if there are any more or when the piece will become available in rotation again.
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Each of the Fine Art Paper pieces is printed on Hahnemühle Hemp archival paper using Canon Lucia Pro inks, which are currently one of, if not the highest rated archival inks available.
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