A large archival pigment ink print in a hand-painted artist frame
Archival Epson Ultrachrome K3 Quad inks on Fotospeed DB 100% cotton rag acid-free paper
Image Size - 27" x 21" (68 x 54 cm)
Paper Size - 34" x 23" (86 x 58 cm)
Signed in pencil on front
A seamless composition comprising more than 40 original transparencies photographed in various corners of the globe.
'Reasons for attendance' was inspired by a poem of the same name by the English poet Philip Larkin. The poem contrasts the artistic lure of the creative impulse and its incompatibility with the yearning for sexual companionship.
The setting is an eclectic mix of Christian Gothic and Buddhist temple architecture providing an eerie backdrop for this faintly disturbing image.
Museum quality framing
The edition is limited to 4 archival pigment ink prints on a heavy acid-free matt art paper. This print is signed and numbered (#2/4) on the front in pencil and embossed with the artist's blind stamp. The title and copyright details are noted on the back of the print.
The substantial wooden frame is made by the artist and hand painted by him in a style that matches the dereliction found in much of the image. Glazing is an expensive coated Museum Glass that reduces reflections to almost zero and the hinged bevel mount is a deep white archival board. The mount is also signed in pencil at lower front, right. The print is held in place by "silver safe" paper corners. No adhesive is used.
"Of all the arts perhaps music and photography offer the richest opportunities for experimentation because of their dependence on machines. As Mozart's violins, harpsichords and pianos of classical music were supplemented with newer machines like electric guitars and synthesisers (and even amplification) the sound of music changed and so did the music itself. But the need to explore the human condition through music and the mind of the creative musician is still the foundation of music in spite of all the instrument and style changes over the centuries.
The same can be said for photography. Whether considering P H Emerson and his albumen prints or Edward Weston to Jerry Uelsmann with their work with gelatin silver, or for that matter Dominic Rouse with his digitally montaged images, it's the mind of the photographer and his exploration of the fundamental questions of life and death, love and loss, meaning and chaos that make photographic art captivating." (Brooks Jensen - LensWork Publishing, USA)
one female child, assorted birds & beasts, a loaded rifle, imagination, inspiration, sombre light, impeccable craftmsmanship, blood, sweat & tears.