Today, Sio and I delivered the largest pieces I’ve produced: a 36″ x 48″ canvas of Fall’s Dance. I’ve had it in the house for a couple of weeks, and have taken it to a show to let some folks take a look at it.
First off, it’s just plain massive. Seeing one of my images on that kind of scale is just flat impressive. I’ve been getting drawn into the vortex of bigger is better, and this particular treatment just flat feeds that. It’s been harder and harder for me to enjoy my smaller pieces anymore, and I guess once you start looking at an 18″ x 24″ frame as a small piece, there’s some definite shift of scale going on.
Secondly, the canvas treats that image very, very well. There’s a kind of depth that I can’t quite explain, and no photo of the piece could ever capture. I don’t know if it’s the texture of the canvas that contributes to the sense of depth, but there’s definitely something extra — some “X” factor — that makes this stand out as compared to other large versions of this image.
So, the customer who commissioned this piece loved it, and I can’t wait to see it hanging in their new home. It’s just a kick to have someone else see the beauty that you saw in an image you’ve shot and produced. True coolness.