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Strange Topographies No. 5 "Charting Melon Color Feelings of Warmth" Print

$60.00 - $80.00

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"Charting Melon Color Feelings of Warmth" is the the fifth print in the Strange Topographies series.

STRANGE TOPOGRAPHIES came about at the beginning of COVID when I was wanting to paint, to dive into watercolors, but didn't have a lot of extra energy for coming up with concepts. One day I just sat down and began painting washes, and shapes, and mixing colors. Here I could play, I could move my hands erratically, drip colors onto the paper, gently swish my brush–it freed me up. Then I began meticulously tracing the shapes and spidery arms of the mixing colors and separating ombrés. For hours I would slowly outline while listening to podcasts and music. It was ordered but meditative–it calmed me. I loved the balance of one part flexibility, color, and chaos, and one part, order and stability.

As I looked at the painting, zoomed out, they reminded me of the topography maps I love so dearly–the ones that take me to places were flexibility and and freedom are found in abundance. But the steps I take while the maps guide me are meditative, and the preparation is ordered. We often need both–both the order and the chaos. <3

Signed archival giclée print.

This is a print, a reproduction of an original 9x11 watercolor painting.

Printed on Red River Palo Duro Etching paper. The paper is a textured matte paper that is similar to cold press watercolor paper. This paper is a warm/neutral museum grade archival paper with no OBAs, which means it’s made for keeping long past your lifetime and will not yellow over time.

10% of all proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank + the Potlatch Fund.

Central Texas Food Bank is a food bank the serves the Austin area and beyond. I chose this organization because I started this online shop to help pay my bills, to put food on the table. I am fortunate to be able to afford groceries right now, but I believe everyone should have access to food.

The Potlatch Fund is a Native-led non-profit that provides grants and leadership development to Tribal Nations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. I chose this organization because a large majority of photographs in my shop were taken in Washington, on the ancestral and stolen lands of several tribes of the Pacific Northwest region, and I believe in giving resources (money, land, time) back to these tribes.

SHIPPING:

$4 flat rate shipping on all first class USPS shipping within the US!

Use code 4DOLLARSOFF to discount $4 off the price of any shipping anywhere, on all orders over $35!

Please allow 3-5 days for order fulfillment, this allows for prints to fully dry for 48hrs before shipping. All prints are printed by myself upon order, packaged with love, and shipped in eco-conscious packaging within a week.

International shipping available for Canada and Mexico. If you would like something shipped outside the US, Canada, or Mexico, please reach out and I will set up shipping for your destination!

SIZING:
No matter what print size you choose, the image has been shrunk (from the standard size) 1/2” on the top and sides and 3/4” on the bottom to accommodate for the title/signature + a slender white border all the way around the image.

I recommend using mats when framing prints, and therefore, on 8x10, 11x14, and larger prints I’ve added an extra 1/4” margin all the way around the standard size, for easier matting. For example an 8”x10” print is on a 8.5”x10.5” piece of paper. This option also gives you a more generous border for float mounting, etc.

If you plan on NOT using a mat and instead putting the print directly in a standard size frame you can select that the print be “trimmed to exact size.”