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These surreal, cybernetic beauties incorporate fractals. Metallic artist strokes make each 8x10 art print unique. Signed and numbered.
These surreal, cybernetic beauties incorporate fractals. Metallic artist strokes make each 8x10 art print unique. Signed and numbered.
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Make/100 Painted Art Prints: Robot Mermaid, Dark Queen

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Recently I've been exploring 3D fractals. They make my mind shoot off in new directions by showing me forms I was unable to conceive of on my own, giving me new and strange ideas for art. These are two of my favorite pieces from my fractal-inspired ongoing series, "Fearful Symmetry."

PRINT 1:

My idea with the mermaid (since she's already a robot) was to give her a speaker face, the better to lure sailors with her siren song. Her tail has smaller speakers in it, too, and is entirely made of tiny fractals. 

I made the fractals first, with a free program, before I went on to paint the rest of the picture digitally. Since she has a lot of rich colors, I'll use my gold paint pen to augment this print.

No words will appear on the print except of course the signature and series info at the bottom!

PRINT 2:

Much like the series "Fearful Symmetry" comes from a William Blake poem, this piece draws it's name from the second part of T. H. White's incomparable fantasy novel, The Once and Future King. It is the description he gives to Morgause, the beautiful and treacherous Queen who revenged herself on Uther Pendragon by sewing the seeds of his son Arthur's ruin. 

As soon as I finished the novel, I had so many rich images clashing in my head, but I knew the first thing I painted had to be her. I used fractals for her skirt and bodice. Morgause will be decked in silver brush pen accents for this special print.

No words will appear on the print except of course the signature and series info at the bottom!

A LOOK AT THE SERIES

As for the Fearful Symmetry series, here are some other pieces I have made for it so far:

You can see I like doing variations and related pieces! No piece I do is ever isolated, I prefer to look at everything I do as a continuum.

Eventually I plan to collect all my Fearful Symmetry pieces into a book. Until then, I hope you enjoy the two special "painted edition" prints I've made.

Risks and challenges

I work in a print studio, so I'll be doing all the printing, formatting, cutting, etc like I do every single day for our customers. Artwork is already done and ready to go.

The only reason I have fulfillment listed as April is because this is starting at the end of January and I have a convention in March.

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    Robot Mermaid Limited Edition 8x10 Print

    This is a limited edition, archival pigment print on enhanced matte paper. Each print is made unique with gold artist brush strokes, signed, numbered, and handcut by the artist. Kept safe in a rigid photo mailer.

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    Queen of Air Limited Edition 8x10 Print

    This is a limited edition, archival pigment print on enhanced matte paper. Each print is made unique with silver artist brush strokes, signed, numbered, and handcut by the artist. Kept safe in a rigid photo mailer.

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