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West coast surf culture has evolved. Cold water surfers are continually exploring new sections of coastline by air, land and sea. And locals have proven you can be a professional surfer and live in Canada. Vancouver Island has a vibrant community complete with dedicated photographers, shapers, surf schools, competitions, and line ups where men and women represent equally. In tune with the natural rhythms of the ocean, water people are some of the most insightful and effective activists, raising awareness around plastic pollution, overfishing, damaged coral reefs, seeping toxic waste and a myriad of other consumption based pollutants.
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. In previous times I have 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.