Green Faerie – Aluminum Frameless
Green Faerie 2010
AluminArte high definition imaging on aluminum
Frameless Float Mount 28 x 28
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AluminArte is high definition, photographic imaging on aluminum Frameless Float Mount Brushed aluminum box construction supports and “floats” art off the wall
I’d not done anything for me in a long time… the old school Scarpati thing that’s a little bit a lot of everything and I wanted to go there, to remember innocence and strength and fantasy all commingled. This is classic minimalist portraiture in a very definite top light.
One of the things that – for me – makes this photograph stand out is the wings. I found in a man Taiwan who supplies specimens for all the major museums and scientific displays. It meant re-hydrating, shaping, prepping and re-drying the specimens into shape; you can spend $10,000 on a pair of man-made wings, but nobody makes better wings than God!
This is some kind of crazy grasshopper from Malaysia that the wings came from, but then the fantasy takes over. And it’s funny to get that mixture of spirit and attitude, but the choice of faeries aren’t what you’d think: a lot of swimsuit models and pin-up bombshells signed up, but to me, that wasn’t a faerie. I wasn’t looking for the obvious things like the overly curvaceous, but more someone spunky, fun, playful, boisterous, loud and sprightly. The green faerie is the innocence in knowing – and seeing the humor in it.
The mad scientist who did my aluminum printing is the same guy who 1st figured out how to print photographs on coffee mugs. He also figured out how to print on mouse pads. Understandably, he is absolutely secretive about his processes. No telling what he’ll start printing on next, I tested the 8 top metal printer at the time, this printer was light years ahead of everyone else…