Gail Catlin is the first artist in the world to exploit Liquid Crystal as
the basis for her artistic creation. This highly sensitive, scientific,
substance responds immediately to changing intensities of temperature and
light with dramatic shifts in colour, reflectivity and sheen. Thereby it has
enabled Gail to create a constantly changing, live pictorial surface. Its
dynamic chromatic and luminary mutations inject added visual drama and
excitement to the artists chosen themes - the life of the isolated African
desert, the burning sun, the landscape, the huge variety of wildlife and the
endless cycles of hunting, killing and devouring.
The inescapable power and authority of Catlin's work generated her a
reputation as one of South Africa's most nimble and inventive technical
innovators, and most vibrantly expressive artists. Her work is represented
in all the major public art museums and corporate collections in South
Africa, and the artist has been invited to exhibit in France, Russia,
England, German and America.
Giclées edition of 30 are R3850 excluding delivery, click
on the print to enlarge:
Printed on specially coated cotton paper with light-fast inks, Giclée prints
have all the continuous tone characteristics and color saturation of an
original artwork. Although the print is the result of a digital process, the
visual resolution can be high enough to obscure the presence of any "digital
signature". For collectors, Giclée prints are a viable and attractive
alternative to other printing processes that offer an aesthetic quality that
is uniquely their own.
The paper used for this collection is an acid-free 310 gm cotton based
stock, coated with a receptor layer formulated to accept inking with minimum
bleed. It is made in Germany by Hahnemuhle.
Permanence issues are paramount in producing collectable fine art prints. A
pigment inkset is used, which has been tested by Wilhelm Imaging Research to
last in excess of 100 years before any noticeable changes start taking
place. To ensure longest print life it is recommended that prints be
displayed behind glass and out of direct sunlight.