Microetched Prints

Update 4/3/17- The proof of concept experiment was successful. Microetched Prints of Self Reflected will be released either Tuesday, 4/4 or Wednesday, 4/5. Please sign up for the mailing list so that you’ll know as soon as they are released.

Self Reflected is the most elaborate artistic depiction of the human brain in the world. Through its meticulously researched and etched reflective animations depicting the collective activity of 500,000 neurons at once, it is designed to be showing you what is happening in your own brain as you are looking at the piece of art. This is what consciousness looks like.

Microetched prints feature the spectacular animated reflective effects of microetchings and can be illuminated in any number of ways. Specialized printing processes replicate the surface of microetchings onto which aluminum is evaporated to give them their brilliant sparkle. The prints are sealed between two sheets of glass to display and protect them. As they are not handmade and are not made of gold like original 22K reflective microetchings, we are able to release them at a more accessible price than traditional microetchings.

We have developed this process specifically for Self Reflected and are not planning on releasing microetched prints of any other existing microetching. These microetched prints are the first of their kind.

Prints will arrive in a simple black frame. They can be provided without this frame if you would prefer a different one, in which case we would supply them sealed in sheets of glass which can be subsequently framed. We have prepared an instructional document which explains how to illuminate microetchings.

We will be releasing small limited editions of these prints. As we have been interested in making microetchings accessible at a more affordable price, the first several editions will be the least expensive and the price will increase in subsequent editions.

Please note that the shots in the video are meant to show you what you will see when you have a fixed light source on the etching and you are walking around it. Microetched prints do not come with custom lighting.


Self Reflected microetched print

Replicated microetching in aluminum

22″ X 30″, 2014-2017

First Limited Edition series- $1850


Self Reflected microetched prints come sealed between two sheets of glass in a simple 2″ wide black frame. They come with instructions on how to illuminate them (customer supplies the lighting), an atlas and explanatory sheet discussing the brain regions in the piece, and a certificate of authenticity.

Please note that when you open the box with the etching in it that because the surface is a mirror it will be reflecting light from all around the room. Microetched prints can look great in any circumstances with the correct lighting, but they truly blaze in a darkened room.