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!





On March 3, 2013, Morven presented Governors Brendan Byrne and Jim Florio, John McPhee, author of The Pine Barrens, Michele Byers of New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and Carleton Montgomery of Pinelands Preservation Alliance, at Princeton University’s McCosh Hall for a fascinating discussion on the Pinelands preservation efforts. This panel discussion, moderated by Michael Aron of NJTV, explored the history of the Pine Barrens, including Governor Byrne’s unprecedented and controversial executive order of 1979, which halted development in the Pines, as well as anecdotal stories from those intimately associated with this history.


Featuring the photographs of Princeton native Richard Speedy, this exhibition captures the unique beauty of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. This show also explores the history of Pine Barrens’ preservation and New Jersey Governor (and Morven resident) Brendan Byrne’s unprecedented use of the executive order to halt development in the Pines and the ongoing efforts of groups like the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

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