Visions of Another Continent

– SOR Risas (The Laughing Nun) –

by Fernando Paramio

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SOR risas (the laughing nun)

Description:

The bird that shows the image is a Laughing Kookaburra. It receives this name given its particular singing, which resembles a person that cannot help laughing. When listening to them for the first time, it is nearly impossible not to be surprised and smile. And their laughter is so contagious that they have brought a smile even to the sculpture of SOR Juana Inés de la Cruz, so I have changed her name and titled the artwork “SOR Risas”, which is a play on words in Spanish (“SOR”: nun; “Sonrisas”: smile; “Risas”: laughter).

Significance of the artwork:

This artwork shows that we can always find a reason to smile a little regardless of our situation.

Editions 

Media selection (paper finish)

Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)

I prefer a satin finish paper for this artwork: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm (Palace Edition) and Baryta Photographique 310 gsm (rest of editions). They provide a photo-realistic appearance, with deeper blacks and higher contrast than a matte paper

Matte – optionally (Edition Etching)

Although for this image I prefer a satin finish, the matte finish will also work well. If you are looking for a softer, more pictorial and more poetic look or are not a fan of satin papers, then go for this option. I will use Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a slightly textured matte paper

Technical info

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

Kookaburras – Australia

Sculpture – Madrid (Spain)

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark II

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS 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 Lucia 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: 2.8 x 3 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: 4 x 5.9 cm – 1.6 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.8cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

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

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.2 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.8 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140×210 cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

Purchases

  • Conceived, executed and printed by the artist
  • Visually pleasing, intellectually stimulating and emotionally alive
  • Museum quality paper and long-lasting properties
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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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