LOCATION: Gainesville, Florida USA • Kanapaha Gardens
SUBJECT: Several Asian cultures believe humanity emerged from a bamboo stem. It’s resilience and long-life makes it a symbol for longevity in China while in India it is a symbol of friendship. Bamboo is a tribe of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae. This noble, fast growing, giant grass is truly one of nature’s most awe inspiring sites. The infrared filter truly shows its magical essence.
TYPE: Near-Infrared Photography
OPTION SELECTIONS: I offer two gorgeous mediums for my infrared art:
(1) Silver halide Pearlescent Fine Art Prints [FAP]: Silver Halide Pearleascent Art Prints have an unparalleled 3-D depth, tone & sharpness as compared to regular photographic paper prints. Also known as “metallic” prints (because of their metallic finish look), these museum quality archival papers have a patented combination of film and laminate layers that result in a striking, 3-Dimensional, extremely vivid, lasting image on an ultra-bright pearlescent / metallic background (archival value rated at 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage). Available options are "Print Only", "Print with Mat & Backing" and "Fully Gallery Framed."
(2) METAL PRINTS INFUSED ON ALUMINUM: Art Photography's "High Definiton" Display! My art reaches a whole new level of vibrancy and clarity. Although my silver halide photographic art prints are very high quality, you will be amazed by these modern aluminum prints -- It's like the first time you saw an HDTV! An advanced chemical sublimation process infuses photos onto polished aluminum with amazing HD clarity – Museum quality, scratch resistant, water-proof, archival, lightweight and no glass or matting necessary. These ultra modern prints on an aluminum substrate were once only available for museum & commercial display ... Now it is available for your home and office with many sizes to chose from.
The delicate and unique process in making these stunning artworks on the aluminum display is actually quite comparable in price to regular "framed / matted / fragile glass" prints. It is actually less expensive with larger sizes (when one accounts for the cost of framing regular prints with the wood frame, mat & glass). Also, the advantages of METAL ART PRINTS are extensive -- Some benefits include:
VISUALLY SUPERIOR -- The optical clarity, rich tones and almost 3-Dimensional vivid feel of these metal prints is absolutely stunning ... Nothing compares to them.
WATERPROOF -- Artwork can be displayed in a master bath or covered porch (no direct sunlight). Will not be hurt by humidity or when sprayed with water!
SCRATCH RESISTANT -- Very resilient and scratch resistant finish (comparable to a high end automobile paint finish).
NO GLASS -- No glass required makes this media very lightweight, very safe (no fear of broken glass) and gives you a clear, direct-view, of the art.
NO MATTING • FULL EDGE-to-EDGE VIEW -- "No matting required" offers a full edge-to-edge display of your Hugo Cruz artwork. Also, it provides for smaller wall space footprint (i.e. the total outside dimensions for a 36"x24" METAL PRINT will be nearly the same while a glass matted and framed36"x24" print will have a total outside dimension of 49"x37" or more).
ARCHIVAL & EXTREMELY RESILIENT -- Your Hugo Cruz METAL ART PRINTS will virtually last forever (rated at 300+ years).
UV RESISTANT -- A UV resistant coating is characteristic of the process. However, as with ANY fine artwork, no coating or work is UV proof. Your artwork will fade over time when placed in direct sunlight.
MODERN, CONTEMPORARY with the "WOW!"Factor -- Vibrant and modern with the eye-catching "wow" effect, your Hugo Cruz METAL PRINT will be a focal point in any room. METAL PRINTS are framed in an unobtrusive, elegant and lightweight aluminum frame with a brushed finish.