With all the pressure in today's society to look good, people forget what real beauty is all about, which brings us to the concept of this piece. You have the huge gaping mouth, but as you enter it, you are walking through the beautiful pathways of Carmel and ending up at the Taj Mahal, one of the "seven wonders of the world". If you don't take a chance to know what's inside, you may be missing out on some of the most beautiful things you have ever seen. It goes back to the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover".
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".