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Her Infinite Jest

$264.00 USD
Print Type: Giclée Print

Limited run of 44.
Paper Size: 40 X 15.5 inches
Image Size: 36 X 13.35 inches

This is one of those prints where the pictures just don't do it justice. The height of this piece mixed with the lush dark blues really makes it one of my favorite pieces to witness in person.

Chang'E is the "moon goddess" in Chinese mythology, celebrated during the Chinese new year in mid-autumn. She was married to a heroic archer. He had been rewarded by the gods with an elixir for immortality, which he planned to share with his beloved wife. Chang'E was guarding the elixir when an evil apprentice of the archer, greedy for power, attempted to steal it. Before he could, Chang'E swallowed the potion herself, and was rocketed to the moon, destined to live alone, for eternity. Versions of the story mention a rabbit as her only companion... and I imagined that rabbit monstrous in size...

It is said that Chang'E is able to gaze down longingly at her loved ones on earth, while never being able to physically join them. In an abstract way, this mirrors how we engage with the world today ~ through the screens of our gadgets ~while experiencing community in real physical space less and less...

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

"Her Infinite Jest" was part of an exhibition that was called "The Old Gods of New Berlin". I painted 5 images to go with 5 strange myths.

This project merges my visual work as "My Pet Skeleton" with my musical collaboration with "Johnny Hollow". It culminated in a cd package that contains 5 paintings to go with 5 songs. Each print comes with a signed copy of "The Old Gods of New Berlin" CD/Book that was painstakingly designed and formatted by yours truly.  (see flip through video below)

Each print is signed and numbered by yours truly and is created with archival pigment inks on fine heavyweight, museum quality paper.

Each piece will be carefully packed inside an acid free sleeve and fully protected by a VERY thick craft tube. 

 


Free shipping on all orders within Canada and the U.S.

WHAT IS A GICLÉE PRINT?

A giclée print is created with special fade-resistant archival inks and printed on acid free textured paper stock. They are also known as museum quality prints since they have a similar life span as most original water colors (depending, of course, on the lighting conditions). Each piece is hand titled and signed by the artist in pencil. If you are a collector and want this work to retain it's value (or more), this is your best option. All of my giclée prints are printed in LIMITED EDITIONS. 

WHAT IS A LIMITED EDITION?

A limited edition means that there are only a certain number of prints created. The specific number of the edition is identified in the bottom left hand corner of each piece. 

WHAT IS AN OPEN EDITION?

An open edition means that there is no set number of prints created.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET MY ORDER?

All orders will be packed and shipped within 3 days of your purchase. Shipping times may vary but normally you will receive your package within 2 weeks of shipping. For international orders without a tracking number it can take 2-6 weeks.

HOW IS THE WORK SHIPPED? 

If the work is larger than 10" by 10" it will be carefully packed in an acid free slip and rolled into a super hefty kraft tube. If it's smaller than 10" by 10" it will be packed between 2 very thick pieces of cardboard and mailed flat*.

*if you have bought a large print AND a smaller print, then both pieces will be shipped in the same tube, unless one of those items is a giclée miniature, then both items will be sent flat OR separately (at no extra cost to you).