'Cinquecento', the tiny, cartoon-like Fiat car pulls the many ingredients within this black and white composition together. The curve of a woman's smile, various windows from inside and out, ancient Chinese calligraphy, contemporary graffiti, a Victorian embossed greeting card, African textiles, and my own red, Chinese chop signature nodding to the other red splashes within this narrative (waving to Frank Lloyd Wright's remembered and simple red squared logo) all come back to the playful 'Cinquecento' nestled in the corner.
This mixed media collage is a 3-dimensional work, built up from paint chips, vintage hand-written letters, copies of textile fragments, scraps of brightly coloured paint palettes and black ink drawings. Shelley likes building up surfaces, starting with a cardboard structure, and then adding elements until they take on an architectural quality, giving the viewer a peek down a hidden corner of colour, a hallway of intrigue, typography, textiles and pattern to tell its story.
ORIGINAL ART WORK
These are handmade, living pieces, many with overhanging elements from the collage assembly and the pieces are mounted in a slightly raised fashion (so as to appear floating) above a white, acid-free matte. We use Museum Glass, specially coated to make the viewing of the art completely glare and reflection-free (it looks like there is no glass; all you see is the artwork), as well as being 92% UV filtering (a very important feature, due to the use of fragile, paper ephemera).
Heavyweight, white, premium matte paper which has a natural, smooth uncoated finish that feels luxurious to the touch. The 200GSM/80lb paper weight makes it durable and long-lasting.
We use FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications depending on regional availability.
Please note: Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters.
Although the originals vary in size, we try to find the closest print size to represent the original work, and the matte increases that size by approximately 3/4" on each side.
The white frame is made from pine, is 20-25mm /0.79"-0.98" thick and 10-14mm /0.4"-0.6" wide, providing the perfect balance of durability and style. To keep your print looking its best, we use shatterproof, transparent plexiglass to protect it from damage. Importantly, the print is ready to hang as it is delivered within the frame, using the matte paper described above. We include hanging hardware with every order, making it easy to mount in horizontal or vertical orientations.
Each poster and frame is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives in pristine condition. More shipping info can be found in the FAQ section.