|Solace by Peter Lik|
It came with its own cotton gloves and inside was a note to framers about how to mount it. The image is a processed Fuji Flex photo, a specialty finish which is very archival and superglossy. And the photo is five feet long.
Items this large are a challenge. This one exceeds most oversize materials and we wanted a sleek, modern design with a nice wide white mat which would increase the overall size even further. We wanted to show the gorgeous luster of the print with UV protectant, non-reflective museum glazing. And so I sourced superoversize materials including museum plexi, a 72" long mat, and special cold mount material as directed by the photographer.
What are you looking at here? It's not a sheet of glass. This is the print after I mounted it. It is so unbelievably glossy that it looks like a reflecting pool. Below is the mounted image at a better angle for viewing.
24 hours later, after the mounting adhesive had cured, I called in a special assistant to help me fit the piece. Thanks, Robert! Above he is removing the film from a 6 foot long piece of museum plex. Museum plexi has recently been reformulated to be anti-static and scratch resistant. If you have ever worked with oversize plexi before you will understand what important advancements these are. Robert said he even saw a demonstration where steel wool was rubbed all over this stuff and didn't leave a mark. Craziness! This would have been unthinkable just 6 months ago. My official product review: AWESOME. REVOLUTIONARY. And it looks beautiful.
This is the moulding the clients selected and I love it. It is a simple profile with a little bit of an inward angle and a rounded lip, but it has a unique finish. Very stone-like and rough, with a natural unevenness in color. It's a great complement to Lik's modern, natural style.
|the completed project|