Metal print: 16" X 16" 20" X 20"
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I recently listened to a frank and illuminating interview with David Suzuki. He said the great advantage of aging, from the perspective of an environmental activist, is you get to say whatever the heck you want without having to kowtow to anyone. He went on to point out the important roles elders play in First Nation’s culture and brought forth the idea that we need a council of elders to address the important issues of our time. It made perfect sense to me and inspired this portrait.
*The Coastal Salish Salmon earnings in this image are taken directly from a design created by Snuneymuxw First Nation artist, Noel Brown, from the east coast of Vancouver Island.
*This image was created using an original reference photo from the David Suzuki Foundation at www.davidsuzuki.org.
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.