Printing and Framing
The printing and framing of my images is a critical part in the creation of my art.
I print the Classic Collection on premium, metallic photographic paper (Fuji Crystal Archive Metallic Pearl). This medium has reflective qualities and gives the image a glow, much like the glow of the space object. I use an optical printing process (RA-4 Kodak wet printing process) that yields rich tonal range and enhance the reflectivity of the print.
This print is face-mounted to acrylic glass which enhances the sense of image depth and protect the surface. The acrylic mount is borderless and has a rigid aluminum alloy backing that will not warp. The edges of the mount are hand polished. All of the materials and processes in my framed work are archival and engineered to keep the image looking new for 100+ years.
I print the Nouveau Collection on handmade watercolor paper (Hahnemuhle Torchon). This paper has a rich texture and yields deep, true black color tones. I print with archival pigments that penetrate and bond with the paper. I spray the print with a fine-art fixative to protect the surface from moisture and dust.
The print is then affixed to a rigid backing (Gator board) using a heat press and is mounted in a hardwood floater frame. I leave a reveal between the frame and the print to display the entire image.