Sometimes, my images will lean in the direction the macabre. In this particular image, there is no doubt that I have utilized a more malicious trigger to tell my story.
For me, the idea of the afterlife suggests that there is a place, or something waiting. If there is a place we do go once our mortal coil spins out, I feel it could be inwards, deeper within what we carry around as a subconscious. We enter it like a dream, random, at the mercy of mood the mind decides to se.
At the entry to the everlasting dream are the gates. The gateway to forever. Who or what watches over this port of entry? Are the watchers fixed or fluid, darkness or light or always changing, abstract as the narrative to a dream?
Is it a test or a reflection of the self, a manifestation of one's fears or a reward for a lifetime's deeds? Or nothing?
Fun stuff like this get my juices flowing and inspire me to create these delightful horrors.
This edition of THE GATEWAY is limited to 22 archival pigment prints on 13" x 19" Epson Legacy Fibre paper. It is printed using Epson archival UltraChrome matte pigments. The image is 10.5" x 10.25".
This beautiful matte surface paper is 100% cotton fibre, semi smooth surface, acid and lignin free with no optical brightening agents. All this fancy stuff pretty much means that this is an archival print that will last and last and last so as long as the planet sticks around, so will your print.
I fell in love with this paper after much experimentation and exploring the digital print realm in order to present my images with the quality it deserves. After trying different textures from other papers I found that this paper lends itself to the size of this print so well with all the details in the trees preserved by the soft matte surface.
Each print is signed, dated and numbered along the bottom leaving the option to keep visible or concealed if matted within a frame. I find this keeps the visual aesthetic up to the collector.
You will receive your print in a sealed clear plastic protective envelope to keep your print protected from surface damage and moisture during handling prior to framing. You will also receive a signed and dated note of provenance and care instructions to ensure your knowledge of the particular paper your print is on and proof of authenticity.
All the pigment prints I offer are created in house by myself. I approach the digital darkroom much as I have the traditional darkroom for over 25 years by treated each image with
incredible care and consideration before releasing any edition.
There is a great deal of thought put into sizes, tones and papers used for each particular image.
I have the same high demand for quality for my digital print work as I have had for all my work for nearly 3 decades.
I use only high quality, archival pigments and papers to ensure stunning tones and textures for long lasting works.
22 in stock