Sep 01

ChipScapes at the 2018 Orlando Maker Faire November 10th and 11th

2015-08-16 12.04.33I will be at the Orlando Maker Faire at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in November, Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th. This year I’ll have my wall artwork, jewelry, and my new Christmas ornaments!

 

Aug 28

ChipScapes in the Wall Street Journal

My artwork got a mention in the Wall Street Journal today. Kinda cool! Here is the link below:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/those-who-visit-semiconductor-museum-find-beauty-in-silicon-wafers-1409193088

Here is the pdf, if the WSJ link does not work for you.

You Can’t Eat These Chips – WSJ Aug-2014

 

Aug 04

Framing Techniques – ChipScapes on Canvas

Canvas Texture

Canvas Texture

Galary Wrapped

Galary Wrapped

This style of framing provides a more vibrant look to my artwork.  With no glass between the viewer and the art, the colors jump out. The texture of the canvas (as seen in the picture to the right) gives the artwork a warmer feel.

Although the canvas has a UV protective coating on it, they are more susceptible to damage because they are not protected by glass.  Gentler handling is necessary.

ChipScapesTM on Canvases are gallery wrapped canvases. Gallery wrapped means the canvas is printed larger than the wood frame, so that the image spills over the sides and around the back. I really like this 3D look. The canvas is stretched and folded over the frame and stapled to the back (see picture at left).

The artwork is ready to hang. Hardware to hang the artwork, is mounted on the back on the frame. This includes the screws, eyelets, wire, and frame bumpers.  Also, a certificate is attached in plastic envelop.  The certificate provides the artwork’s title and information about the artwork and is signed by me.

Should youCanvas_Back wish to mount the artwork in your own frame. The hanging hardware can be easily removed from the back. Also, upon request I can ship the artwork rolled up in a tube with, or without, the canvas stretchers. This will save on shipping costs for larger artworks, but will require you to stretch the artwork, or have a framing shop stretch it for you.

Sep 12

Framing Techniques – Floating in Air!

Floating Image Over a Black Background

Artifacts and Panel Floating Over a Background Image

One of the techniques I use in my artworks is something I call Suspension Framing. This style of framing provides a unique look to my artworks. I do my own framing and I consider this part of the art. The print is mounted on black foam core. The print is then mounted on a slightly smaller piece of foam core, which is then mounted to the background panel. This assembly is mounted in a very deep frame (a shadowbox usually). This provides a very sturdy framing structure, but yet the picture appears to be floating just behind the glass and above the back panel. I like this style because it  allows me to maximize the image area and to provide a modern look in a rich, sophisticated frame. 

I also use this technique to mount small panels over images and also with some chips. Here is an example from my Historical Series, “Decades of Technology”. Here the artifacts are raised off the background using the same mounting technique. My style creates a three dimensional sculptured look that is difficult to convey with 2 dimensional pictures.