This piece is a tribute to a few of my favorite surreal artists. I took several pictures of the medieval city of Orte (near Rome) and combined them with "escargots" that I bought at the local supermarket. I also combined pictures of the Piazza del Campo in Siena where they have the famous yearly horse race. Although nothing is recognizable, this new world is a place I would love to visit.
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".