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Artist’s original print by Denis Brown
Archival giclée on 90lb watercolor paper with a matte finish.
Size: 19” x 13” / 48x 33 cm.
Limited edition of 150 prints, each signed and numbered.
Text: “Flow: the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter”. Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.
Artist's notes: In making this work, ink was dropped onto wet polyester film and encouraged to spread. I observed that the ink blobs and their emanating flow patterns appeared like blossoms, and thus found an idea in the word flower, for which an alternative meaning could be 'one who flows', i.e., one who is in their groove. This is a reference to the state of flow defined by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi as an optimal human state, deriving from being so involved with an activity that ego and everything else falls away, and all flows gracefully and naturally. The word flower is captioned to two blobs, while "flow-er" captions another couple of blobs.
LONG LASTING ARCHIVAL
Printed from an Epson 3800 using Epson’s 9-color UltraChrome ink system at 2880 dpi on Epson acid free watercolor paper, a combination to ensure long lasting quality. Wilhelm Imaging Research (www.wilhelm-research.com), suggest prints using this combination of ink and media will last for over 90 years without appreciable fading, based on indoor display framed under glass. Dark Storage Stability Rating at 73°F/50%RH is indicated to last over 200 years. Detail is super fine at this resolution, almost 10 times finer than commercial printing, so that even under a magnifying glass, prints hold up to close scrutiny.