ABOUT THE WORK
'Hazard Yet Forward' witnesses an entrepreneur straining against a hostile wind. His head is tilting forward, perhaps in determination, perhaps in defence against the cold. The air threshes twigs and grit, while a ray of hope (or maybe the eye of the storm) hovers near the horizon, attracting our subject's attention. He's pushing on regardless of his fear or the risks.
I saw the title of this work inscribed on the back of a Victorian steam ride many years back. Its economy and gritty cheer has sometimes provided encouragement in some of my darker moments.
'To see the textural detail of this work and especially the eyes close up, go to the web address below, where I've loaded a 10 x 5 inch detail shot:
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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
This is a limited edition print - one of 100. It's signed by the artist and numbered.
MEDIUM AND MATERIALS
This digital collage was made using painted and photographic textures, bezier tools and a variety of light-based creative software programs and visual processing routines I built myself. Some digital brushes and paints were used too.
It's printed using an advanced photo process onto Kodak Professional Endura Metallic VC paper, a digital C-type photgraphic paper with a rich metallic base and a larger colour gamut than real physical paints. The colours have a reflective, soft metallic and 3-dimensional feel to them and they're guaranteed to archival standards, around one to two hundred years. It's supplied un-mounted, so you can frame as you wish.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
This work comes with an illustrated and hologrammed certificate of authenticity, which has comprehensive details of the work and a warranty.
OPTIONAL FRAMING AND PROTECTION
If you wish, the work can be protected with a matt acrylic seal, extending its life and protecting it from UV (extra £15). Further, if you prefer a ready-to-hang work, I can have it professionally mounted on a modern aluminium substrait, completely air-sealed behind perspex, protecting the work from scuffs or damage, further extending its archival life and supply with it a wall-fixing subframe. My London framers are top quality. This costs an extra £185. To order this, simply message me via Saatchi, and I will revise the total price, deliveries and contract on this page accordingly before you buy.
This work is part of the Roaming series, a collection of travel and location-based works, made mainly in 2012. They portray the sights, emotions and events of various spots I've travelled to (or some I wish I had), and they go back as far as my childhood.