Print on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.
Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
"A Year in Japan" series - Spring.
This is a large STRETCHED CANVAS, limited edition print. The edition is combined with my paper prints of 50. The colours of the print are almost identical to the original. The canvas used is very high quality, allowing for precision, high resolution images. I am going with a Matte finish in keeping with the original artwork. The canvas has a mirrored wrap around, but single colours are available. It is ready to hang.
I will not be writing any information nor putting my signature directly on the print, instead I will provide a certificate of authenticity which will be numbered and signed by me. This certificate can be taped to the back of the canvas. I am doing it this way from now on as I will be travelling overseas a lot in 2019. My signature on the original artworks will be visible on the print.
This is the seventh artwork I've created for this series, of which there is 12 in total - one for each month. My "Year in Japan" series captures everyday scenes in Japan in an attempt to convey the Japanese phrase 物の哀れ 'mono no aware' - the gentle sadness of things. This refers to the ephemeral, transitory nature of the world, which in turn evokes a greater appreciation for things which are quick to disappear, such as cherry blossoms. The scenes I portray are fleeting moments in time, where the figures, objects and light will only be in that exact state for a moment, never to be repeated. Furthering this concept, each piece also represents a different month of the year, highlighting the passage of time through the seasons. The works all feature a lone man with his back to the viewer, giving a glimpse into the life of a faceless stranger. The style I used was inspired by Studio Ghibli animation and traditional Japanese woodblock prints.
This illustration shows my lone figure walking along a cobblestone laneway, past traditional Japanese style buildings. There is a forest in the distance and a cherry tree, covered in blossoms, filling a large portion of the image. It is a peaceful and quiet scene, contrasting nature with the modern electrical wires.
As with each work in the series, my name is written in small black writing within the work.
Canson® Infinity Photoart Pro canvas, poly-cotton, water resistant, 395gsm - matte
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