Archival pigment inks on a clear acrylic sheet in a unique 'virtual' frame.
Fish Can is part of the 'Surreal Fishions' series - a collection of wry observations on the global food industry. A digitally modified fish supper for the digital age.....
....and it took nearly twenty years to prepare! The picture of the sardine can was taken on good, old-fashioned film in the UK in the early nineties and the rather sad-looking fish was 'captured' digitally in Thailand in 2011.
The two images were happily married in a computer in the same year and are still together.
The virtual framing concept looks exactly as it appears in the listing photographs - including the 'reflections' and the 'shadows'. The image and its frame are a single sheet of acrylic. This image can also be supplied without a frame for those who prefer to handle the framing themselves.
The whole image (including the virtual frame) is printed directly onto the back of a 1/4" thick sheet of clear acrylic using Epson's K3 archival pigment inks. The image is the art - it doesn't get any more crystal clear than this! The high gloss of the acrylic sheet complements the rich colors of this vibrant contemporary image to produce a stunning work of art.
A signed hand-written label for the back of the print and a Certificate of Print Authenticity are included.