"For this visually busy 3D collage, I started with an old book cover, the inside of which has a beautiful copperplate inscription by someone who lived in the lovely seaside town of Scheveningen, The Netherlands. We lived near here for a couple of years in the 90's and my eldest son was born close by so this piece has particularly fond memories for me.
Continuing with the wonderfully condensed theme of this old seaside town, I incorporated images of framed pictures on walls, stone wall patterns, cut-up paint palettes, ink drawings, typography details, an old ledger page and postage stamps. Perhaps it adds up to a glimpse of a life lived once upon a time. For me, it's a composition that just pleases me in its complexity and colourful business, with its percolating rhythm."
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.