The Keeper

The Keeper

Metal print:   20" X 30"
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Creator, trickster, ancestor, prophet, protector, teacher, harbinger — the raven has an illustrious, international reputation in folklore, religion, literature and beyond. Versatile and cosmopolitan, the raven is equally happy in the city or the country, at sea level or in the mountains. Regardless, raven is friendly, talkative, impervious to the cold and a stalwart of the mountain community. For mountain people the raven has special significance. In the stark, white loneliness of a winter summit, one wonders, “am I meant to be here?” But the solitary raven’s uncanny ability to appear out of the clouds and circle your position, seems to convey a heartwarming approval — an encouraging reminder of the notion that ravens watching over us are the souls of people we’ve lost in the mountains.
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.