Cacti #3

Photographic Collage

Funtastic and playful, this photographic collage uses Mexican handmade cocktail stir sticks scanned, along with other transparent household items to celebrate the prickly pear cactus (“tuna de nopal” en español).  The cactus thrives in much of the Americas, its paddles and fruit a staple in many cuisines.  This abstraction plays with light and shape to celebrate Mexican ingenuity and the beauty of my favorite cactus.

Cactus #3 is waiting to brighten a room, filling it with light and joy!



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Mexicans love glass, “cristal.”  They have been recycling glass long before it became fashionable.  Soda and beer bottles and melted down and repurposed to create glasses, vases and other household items.  I am especially fond of the glass cocktail stirrers and picks.  You can find all kinds of fruits and vegetables, especially limóns (limes), cherries (cerezas), and watermelons (sandías).  I have a scanner with a removable lid that allows me to capture three dimensional items.  Many of the scans are jumping off points for my art.



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Matte Canvas Thin Stretched, Metal Float Hanger, Sunset Cotton Etching


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Fine Art Paper Finishing

Unless otherwise requested, all fine art paper prints will come with a one-inch border for ease of framing.   If you don’t want a border, let me know.  The art looks beautiful without a border “floated” (placed on top) of matte board. 

There are several options with deckled edge which should be floated on a matte.  Please contact me to discuss the options.

Canvas Stretching

I print on two types of canvas, matte finish (an elegant, smooth flat finish) and gloss finish (shinier and reflective).  In general, I prefer the matte finish.  These can be thin stretched on ¾ inch stretcher bars.  They can be hung unframed or framed.  Some pieces can be gallery wrapped where the image wraps around the side.  Or the side can be white, black or a complimentary color that I usually choose to go with the artwork.  There are other options.  You can have the canvas stretched over 1.5 inch stretcher bars, a dramatic look. 

Metal Prints

The metal prints have the look of a plexiglass or acrylic print and are more economical.

The Metal Print with a Float Hanger  

The surface white Gloss Metal Prints has a white base to maximize color and contrast. Its high gloss surface provides a metallic look while preserving the white points in an image. Final product should display high level luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

Metal Silver Gloss

The surface has a clear metallic base providing a true metallic look. Higher gloss surface allowing a more silver appearance. Provides a maximum luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

I am happy to provide advice on framing and can help you with this process.  Contact me.  I love to work with my clients!