Praise the young, and they will flourish—an old Irish proverb. This image features a hand-heart holding a three-coil Celtic spiral. There are many other details. Tiny writing encompassing the central imagery makes a heart shape. A ring of Celtic animals (dogs and a lion-cat) binds the hands together and perhaps protects the unified family from a devilish figure lurking in a pool below. The colours suggest the Irish flag. I made this edition after receiving the Chicago iBAM Visual Arts Award in 2019.
LONG-LASTING ARCHIVAL MEDIA Printed from an Epson SC P800 using Epson’s 9-color UltraChrome ink system at 2880 dpi on Epson acid-free watercolour 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 more than 200 years. Detail is super fine at this resolution, almost ten times better than commercial printing so that even under a magnifying glass, prints hold up to scrutiny.