A fine art print from an original 8"x10" mixed media charcoal drawing on panel titled "Lorraine (Brightmoor)". This drawing is from a small series titled "Midwinter Portraits", depicting Detroit's abandoned houses. This particular home was located in the Brightmoor neighborhood.
I hope to provoke thoughts of abandoned houses as witnesses to life, surviving as empty shells wrapped around the passage of time. These pieces reflect and support the idea of discovering beauty in decay, of looking past the discarded and rejected to see the energy and life that once existed within.
Process is a crucial, and highly evident, element of this work. The surface of the original drawing is intended to parallel the weathered surface of the house itself, while alluding to the countless layers of time and events that made it that way. The original surface of this drawing was sanded, ripped, layered, peeled, stripped, erased, and reworked with various media (charcoal, graphite, spray enamel, tar, gesso, chalk pastel, oil paint, ink, collage, Lazertran, and Xerox transfer).
My fine art reproductions are produced on Somerset Velvet paper (heavyweight, high quality, archival paper) using Epson Ultrachrome professional fade-resistant archival inks. Please note that print size includes a narrow white border. This listing is for a print only; it will arrive unmatted and unframed.
I know this fine art print of my original drawing will find a cozy home on your wall. The imagery inspires memories of history and days past. The mixed-media layers and contrast in this piece makes it an instant eye-catcher.
Just wanted to let you know that my print arrived this afternoon. It's beautiful - I love the paper it's printed on; makes it look rich...like an original, even.
Shipping: Each print is shipped with love in a sturdy flat mailer marked as "FRAGILE/DO NOT BEND" to ensure safe arrival. When ordering prints, please note that an additional 7 days should be allowed for professional printing and shipping.