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Dendrophile: a person who loves trees.
I am beyond delighted ski touring up through the trees on a cool winters day, the sun shining and the snow a glitter. Sitting quietly in a grove of snow covered trees, sipping a cup of tea might be the most calming, uplifting experience I can think of. That being said, skiing down through perfectly spaced trees in powdery conditions creates a kind of inner happiness explosion I have yet to replicate in other endeavours. Indeed, I am my best self in the company of trees. Chili Thom was a talented Whistler painter who beautifully communicated the magical quality of trees. I think he must have been a fellow dendrophile. This image was inspired by his work.
Why Metal Prints?
Our aluminum clear gloss prints are made from 100% post consumer recycled metal and this delights us. We are always trying to find ways to make our products and creative processes more sustainable and printing our designs on metal reduces an enormous amount of waste. Our metal prints are 0.045 inches thick, surprisingly lightweight, permanent, durable, scratch resistant and can be easily cleaned with a soft cloth. Previously, I used an epoxy resin to finish the majority of my work because I loved the vibrancy and depth that resin offers. However, epoxy resined artwork creates an incredible amount of waste, is highly toxic and the finish itself is difficult to clean, easily scratched and adds considerable weight to finished pieces. Switching to clear gloss metal prints allows me to continue to offer work that has a clean, simple, frameless appearance. The gloss brushed silver also allows the metal to show through the lighter areas of my images and creates a unique, lively quality to my work while simultaneously highlighting the detail of each image.