Saturday, March 21, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
Here's the story of our Archival Pigment Print. This print is called "Echium". The Echium is a genus of 60 species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. The particular species we're using in the original concrete table is called Echium pininana and like many of these towering cultivars produces a dramatic flowering spear over 12" tall. We started our plants from seed obtained from this fantastic seed company called J. L. Hudson, Seedsman. These plants will self seed after established to produce through natural selection even hardier plants.
The original concrete top was made by casting the leaves directly into the top. The detail was astounding and we decided to create with the help of a professional photographer with a very specialized camera a copy of the table top. The photo is then printed with a printer that produces Archival Pigment Prints on durable canvas and can be purchase either as is or pre-stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars.
To purchase this limited edition of 5 prints you can either go to our web site holmeswilson.com or etsy. The print sells for $500.00 plain or $750.00 stretched.