The aspiration Ad Caelum (to the sky)—in ancient times the ramparts of a city may have been mud or stone, patrolled by foot soldiers. Now our boundaries are abstractions, existing as signs and symbols and guarded from the air.
This series began as a reflection on the roots of contemporary nationhood that followed the disastrous 30 Years War (1618-1648). As the work progressed it became a broader enquiry into an earlier instinct—the human drive to carve habitable order out of chaos. The aspiration to tame the wild, rule the waves and even conquer the skies.
A C-Type (Chromagenic print) is a traditional photographic print where the paper is exposed using lasers projecting a digital image on to the paper rather than a bulb shining light through a negative. The paper is then processed in the traditional way using photographic developer, followed by a bleach fix and wash to remove the chemicals from the paper. The result is a colour photograph of the highest quality.
No, each limited edition is made to a particular size for the life of the edition. But if you are interested in a different size in a possible future edition, please drop me a line in the comment box below, I'll be happy to consider it.
Each C-Type or Giclée artwork is printed to order at a UK print bureau that I have personally colour proofed the artwork with. This can take 4-6 days before shipping. Therefore I usually aim to deliver within 6-12 business days.
Once your order has shipped I will email you the tracking information the next day. This generally comes online 24 hours after I have shipped your order.
I generally use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which is a tracked and insured service. For some international orders I may opt for other carriers such as UPS, DHL or FEDEX.
Yes. And I also extend free shipping to international orders.
Photographs are rolled into a very robust 11.5cm diameter tube.
No. My prints are sold unframed, to be framed or mounted to the buyer's preferred specification.
If your item(s) arrive in a damaged condition I will exchange for a re-print free of charge. I will compensate you for returning the damaged print to me so that I can dispose of it and there won't be an issue with editioning.
Since each image is printed specially to order, I am unable to offer a returns service.
If you have a question about this piece I will do my best to answer it for you.
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