Please contact me, Jay Hart, to order prints, get other information or make comments. I am very grateful for feedback on the direction this effort is taking. Please use this inquiry form or any of the contacts at the bottom of the page. I will make every effort to reply within twenty four hours.
Each print has a limited edition of fifteen, with another three prints held in reserve at a price to be determined. Prices without framing range from $400 to $2800, depending on the work and innovation associated with each, and to a lesser extent its size. In cases where size maximization is important I use a trusted printing service with high-end 60″ capability, allowing a 30% increase in print dimensions (at higher cost). I also can do commissions of specific geography, shape, size, and color content (my workflow allows very precise scaling and palette design). Please be aware that an idea of interesting place can turn out to be disappointingly boring when viewed in the broad context of my typical materials. A current price list will be sent on request.
My usual finish is a heavy matte paper mounted on flat Gatorfoam, trimmed flush to edge of graphic, and either hung raw with wall blocks or framed with a generous float within wood tones consistent with the subtlety of the piece. While some feel the dry mounting compromises the art, I know from experience that these huge pieces need to be emphatically flat. I prefer to leave the print open (without plexiglass) to make it more visible on close examination. Options to my preferences include other papers (eg glossy, ultrasmooth fine art), hinge mounting, mats and spacers, and the added UV protection of plexiglass and UV plexiglass. I will also ship prints unmounted with a protective white surround.
Two points need explanation: the choice of size and the sometimes non-north orientation. A set of pixels behaves differently when enlarged, but it also matters how the pixels were built (for instance there is auto- correlation between adjacent SRTM values which allows more enlargement from a dpi standpoint). Every piece herein has a sweet spot of size where the neighborhoods open for easy examination, while the details remain crisp. With non-north designs it sometimes holds that they just look better sideways or upside down (do we walk down the street with our noses pointed north?). More often it is the illumination direction which dictates which side is up: as hunter-gatherers we still have a strong tendency to expect a sky illumination with shadows falling down. This minimizes the inversion of valleys and ridges.
Prints are produced in house on a calibrated system using an Epson large format (44″) inkjet printer (Stylus Pro 9800). Eight color K3 inks are archival with a rating of 100 years under optimal conditions. The Virginia option is Old Town Editions www.oldtowneditions.com, who have a Canon iPF9000 (60″) using 12 color Lucia inks.