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11" x 14" open edition print
18" x 18" open edition print
28" x 28" signed and numbered, limited edition print (out of 250)
24" x 24" customed framed, hand-embellished one of a kind print
About the Piece:
I started this piece in Nov. of 2007, and finished it January 11, 2009. Phew, that took some time. The Chinese kanji is "yin" and "yang," a balance of metal and ivy, technology and nature, light and dark, order and chaos. The metal begins and ends orderly, bolted cleanly to the paper, almost as if it was manufactured. The ivy on the other hand tears through the paper, growing and spreading, weaving in and out of the metal beams.
The three less expensive options are standard prints, prints on lustre paper on an archival HP printer. The most expensive option is a hybrid between a print and an original. I start by printing onto illustration board. I then spend about 10-15 hours tracing and redrawing on top of the print, using the original media that the piece was completed in, ink and colored pencil. So each one of these is one-of-a-kind print/original. I then frame the hybrid exactly as the original piece was framed, using sheet metal for matboard, and a Cedar inspired wood frame (don't think it is made from real Cedar).
Please note, the prints do not have the matting and framing as part of the image.
The original is in the private collection of Jamie Herron.
LibertyCon, Kid's Choice Award, 2011.
About the Artist:
Paul and his brother Michael opened Aradani Studios in 2002, selling both their artwork and costuming as they travelled all across the US. Paul’s medium of choice is charcoal, a passion he discovered in college. He loves the fluidity of it, the ease of moving it across the page with a simple gesture, and on the flipside, the challenge of it, such a simple gesture can also erase hours of painstaking detail. Paul’s work has won numerous awards around the country, including the prestigious Chesley Award in 2006, for Best Monochrome Unpublished for his piece Nightmare. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he, his brother, and sister continue to expand and build their elf ear empire.