In Her Course
This piece spans three continents: Europe, Asia and America. The odd tree trunk with the tunnel in it was taken in Thailand, whereas, the river was shot from a castle in Aigues-Mortes located in the South of France and finished with the statue of Liberty at the entrance of New York. The immigrants would go around it when they arrived in the United States by sea and stopped at Ellis Island to clear customs. I found it more amusing to have boats go right through it and ironically, through a “tunnel” underneath the great symbol that the statue represents.
Thomas Barbèy prints are developed in a traditional-chemical based process. Note these are not ink jet prints.
Sepia Print: Kodak Professional EnduraMetallic Paper. This gallery grade print has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates exceptional visual depth. The print stability is 100 years in a typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Kodak Inc.). Sepia prints are numbered and hand signed by Thomas Barbèy.
Black and White Prints: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. It has a matte finish with a stability of 100 years in typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Fuji). These prints are available as an open edition and not signed.
We use the finest wood available. The wood is given a look of forged, hammered metal. It looks like an old pewtered mug one would find in an European castle. The frame will fit well with a contempory environment or a traditional home. The finish is neutral with a width of 2 5/8" and Rabbet 5/8".