Had a great weekend at the 2019 Mary O. Fritchie Art Show in Westhampton Beach, NY! It was an honor to participate in the event and I appreciate the recognition!
Up until recently I have offered my photography to collectors as pigment in prints on cotton rag paper. Prints were then framed under anti-reflection, UV light protective glass.
I am now transitioning into offering my work with the process of Dye Sublimation Onto Aluminum.
I am making this change for a number of reasons, first and foremost, because the process is extraordinary at capturing my images with accuracy, depth, sharpness, color saturation and impact. It is like no other process I have ever seen and you have to see it to appreciate my reasons for making this change. Since the image is actually sublimated INTO the aluminum it displays a certain quality of depth that I have never witnessed in the reproduction of my work.
In addition it is light weight, easy to handle and a breeze to hang. Being that it is so much lighter than traditionally framed artwork, it is safer, easier and less expensive to ship which for me and my clients is a huge plus.
And speaking of my clients, they are very excited with this new presentation. I had been getting a lot of requests for a new, more up to date method of displaying my work and this is my answer.
DYE SUBLIMATION ONTO ALUMINUM
Sublimation onto metal is a new, cutting edge, way to reproduce an image. Sublimation itself is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid - skipping the liquid state.
The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated aluminum.
The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated
to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme
heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the
surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they
are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.
Aluminum goes up to 48" x 96"
My great friend and talented Artisan, Jim Webb, is having an Open House at Tomato Factory Antiques & Design Center Sunday, April 28. Studio 233: Ceramic Art by Jim Webb features Jim's work along with Kari Lønning - Contemporary Basketry; Textile Artist/ Quiltmaker, Erin Wilson and Richard Speedy! Please stop by from 1:00-5:00 at Tomato Factory on Sunday-- hope to see you then!