Hello again fellow-Creative-Beings. I hope that since my last article you have had a chance to digest the new information from “Designing 101” and apply the knowledge to your décor in some way. For those of you that were brave enough to comment on my article, I salute you.
Today I come to you with a question that you probably do not hear often. What are you hanging on the walls of your offices or homes? To be more specific, do you know how it’s printed? Do you know what compounds are in the inks, dyes, pigments, and papers? Does it outgas or offgas? Is it healthy? Do you care?
Creating sustainable, healthy interior graphics for interior decor in commercial and residential settings does not happen accidentally. Sustainable, “Green” fine art and photographic reproductions of the highest quality are infused with a high degree of care and detail while being produced. Many clients do not even realize these factors exist when shopping for printed art and simply never ask about it.
«Trinity Of Fire», 18″x24″, ©,A.Safari
Recently I inquired about Anastasiy Safari’s printing and mounting methods, in particular the Fire and Wood piece. I think you will be just as impressed as I was when you find out how many steps this extraordinary piece had undergone before it reached the white walls of the gallery it rests on today.
The image is printed with a process that is only available in several locations in the entire country. The printing process is guaranteed for 1000 years against fading. That’s right, three zeros folks. You can pass this on to your children and your children to their children and their children’s children and so on and it will still look like the day you bought it from the Art Gallery! The print is above archival ink in quality and durability. Obviously Safari puts a lot of effort to make his prints exceed the standard in photographic quality. Not to mention that they are unique and original in their content.
In a time when going “Green” is everybody’s obsession, it is assuring to see that methodology spilling over into Art. Safari is one of today’s cutting-edge artists who set a new standard for quality in photography, while showing his respect for Mother Nature. In Fire and Wood this is shown both in the photography content and production method.
So the next time that you walk into a gallery, don’t be afraid to strut your stuff and ask how something is printed. What type of paper was used? Is it even printed on paper? Is there a guarantee as to how long it will last? So the next time somebody asks you what is hanging on your wall, you can confidently answer “Only the best”!