Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How to Navigate Online Photo Gallery

People seem to be having difficulties with navigating the gallery. Here is how to navigate and get the necessary information about each piece.

1. Visit the gallery that are linked from pages in this online store (service by Google)
2. Click on a image to make it bigger. For some people, captions appear by putting a cursor over the thumbnail. How it displays depends on what machine you are using, and which browser you are on, and whether you are logged in as a Google account holder or not. (You don't have to have a Google account to view the photo gallery)
3. Caption with item ID (Item ID looks like "ORIGINAL001") and description (dimensions and etc) usually shows up on the upper right. If not, it may show up below the photo. If not, look around and try finding item ID and texts that follow; that's where the caption appears on each photo.
4. You may have to click on "More" to read the entire texts associated with the photo
5. There are arrows on very right of the screen (of the photo) and very left of the screen. By clicking them, you can go forward or backward. Also, if you click on an image, it automatically goes to the next photo.

Let me know if there's something missing. Additional shots can be emailed to you upon request.


Original Aqua 2x3 feet painting

Buy it here http://subjectiveart.blogspot.com/p/original-one-of-kind.html

Friday, July 27, 2012

Showcasing Popular Prints in Collage Format

As fresh as this seems, this also was made recycle in mind. The prints used here are the "second" - test prints, wrong size prints, prints with imperfection, and so on. They are collage onto the box, which is not as simple as it sounds. Gluing paper without causing wrinkles is a state of art (or a labor intensive art). At least I know how to do it thanks to Jonathan's workshop (it was more like a boot camp) I participated several years ago.  

Paper Collage - Recycle in Mind

This was made with recycle in mind. The only newly bought material was a primer.  

This shot is before epoxy coating. Without epoxy coating, the paper will fall off under the street environment. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Box and More Boxes

Started with my first "box" I made earlier this year, three more boxes were made thus far. 
The black box on top is called "Urban Zebra" and it's an original painting directly applied to the box. 

The latter two are different in terms of not just appearance but also its "mentality," so to speak. 

What's so different in these is that a great deal of effort of recycling (avoiding the use of new materials) has been made to apply art on these. The effort is not just great effort but the maximum effort was made, I would like to add. Even though they look nice and clean, there is no newly bought materials to make these. 

Not only the recycling spirit, also these boxes themselves carry a great deal of experimentation. 

Firstly, the green box has lots of recycled papers on it. Obviously papers are not suitable as art material placed on a rainy/sunny/windy/dusty/graffiti street. How do they sustain the street environment? Some of you know me as a resin artist, and I am applying resin over the paper collage with a shortcut technique, instead of complex ways of applying it in my normal art making. 

The other black box is also paper collage. My linescaping prints are collage onto it. Again, prints are papers, and that a big No No placed on a street. They will be covered by resin as well. I do not know at this time if the resin coated paper collage will sustain the street factors. Like I said, these boxes are my experiments on streets. 

None of prints glued onto the box were newly printed. They were rather "second" prints - the prints that had minor stains, incorrect colors, ink running out in the middle of printing, printed in a wrong size, printed as tests; whatever they were, they were not going to be sold at regular prices. 

They will not survive the street environment, thus they will be coated with resin as well. I am still doing the final coating. 

The question to this experiment are: 

Q: Does resin peel off of the acrylic painted surface over time? How long will it be stuck?
Q: Does the UV protection agent the resin manufacturers claim actually work? Do they stay clear?
Q: When the box is tagged, does it come off easily because the box is resin coated? 
Q: How does overall appearance look to public who pass by the box? 

Friday, July 06, 2012

Prints Under Procrastination

I concluded that if I am waiting for the procrastinated day to come, there will be no online store. Here I am announcing the "Under Procrastination" store for the popular prints.

 What I am planning to do is to start with the small 11x8.5 inch prints, keep adding the items until the majority of the popular images are listed and become available for online purchase. Then I will add the larger format prints on those images with higher resolution files are available. So far, I have only two prints listed, but I have to start from somewhere, right? Here is the link to the Procrastinating Print Store.