Visions of Another Continent

– Ordeal to Reach the Rest Rooms –

by Fernando Paramio

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Ordeal to reach the rest rooms

Description:

The species of the animal shown in the artwork is the quokka. It is an endemic animal that lives on the beautiful “Rottnest Island” (Australia), which received that name because it was thought to be infested by rodents of significant size when Dutch sailors discovered it. In reality, the quokka is more related to a kangaroo than to a rat, they are marsupials, not rodents, and very friendly creatures.

This piece represents a situation that would quite certainly give the woman who has just entered the scene a good fright.

Notice the Fibonacci arrangement of the elements, starting from the woman leg, the quokka and then the leaves in the steps, followed by the leaves on the floor, the quokka inside the bronze container and the light shapes on the right wall. In fact, I could not contain myself and I have included the beginning of the Fibonacci spiral, replacing the picture on the top of the steps, to help the viewer find it.

 

Significance of the artwork:

This artwork teaches us how most of our fears live just in our minds. When the danger behind something is understood, it can become enjoyable.

Also, be prepared: danger may appear just around the corner…

Editions 

Media selection (paper finish)

Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)

For this artwork, the artist prefers a satin finish paper: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm (Palace Edition) and Baryta Photographique 310 gsm (rest of editions), which provide a photo-realistic appearance, with deeper blacks and higher contrast than a matte paper. These papers will give greater realism to the story.

Matte – optionally (Edition Etching)

A matte finish paper will provide a more pictorial look to this artwork. Although this paper finish is not my preferred option for this image, the artwork’s appearance using matte paper is also good. In particular, the carpet will benefit from using matte paper, although this is not enough reason for me to select a matte finish on this occasion. However, if you are looking for a softer and more poetic look or are not a fan of satin papers, then go for this option. We will use Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a slightly textured matte paper.

Technical info

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

Rottnest Island – Australia

NH Hotel – Spain

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark III

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM

 

Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties) 

Canson Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag 310 g/m2 (Palace Edition)

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310 g/m2 (rest of editions)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) also available

White margin for signing and numbering (information below) 

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24 x 36 cm – 9.4 x 14.2″

White margin: 2.85 x 3.0 cm – 1.1 x 1.2″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34 x 51 cm – 13.4 x 20.1″

White margin: 4 x 4.2 cm – 1.6 x 1.7″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 66.7 x 100 cm – 26.3 x 39.4″

White margin: 3.7 x 5.9 cm – 1.5 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.85cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 190.5 cm – 50 x 75″

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.3 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.85 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140x210cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

*White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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– You can order your artwork unframed or framed. Framed artworks include the artist’s recommended mould, plus a glossy acrylic glass (PMMA), mounted on reinforced foam (neutral pH), the backboard and the hangers. The artwork will not be in contact with the glazing to preserve its longevity (by means of a spacer or a passe-partout). You can contact me to request a different mould. I mannually frame the artworks and I have access to a massive selection of moulds. Also, contact me if you want a matte acrylic glass; this is specially recommended for dark artworks; if so I will employ an Optium Museum Acrylic, which is a great product although pricey.

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