Photosynthesis microetching

22K gold handmade gilded microetching

edition of 10
24″ X 32″
(framed dimensions 28″ X 36″)

2017-8 by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards

Please email me for pricing 

(hint: these are quite a bit more expensive than the microetched prints which can be found here)

Microetchings are not static pieces of art. Please watch the video below to see Photosynthesis’ full potential.

Photosynthesis from Greg Dunn on Vimeo.

Photosynthesis is a work combining both art and science to simulate how water and nutrients are transported through the vasculature of a leaf. These processes represent basic functions of plant physiology which are invisible to the unaided eye. The pulsing flow traveling through the leaf’s circulatory system makes this etching quite mesmerizing to behold.

These are 24″ X 32″, 22K gold hand-gilded etchings framed with anti-reflective and UV protective glass in a beautiful dark wood molding. The original etchings come with an optional light source which wraps around from the back of the frame and illuminates the piece with a single white light. Multicolor illumination is not included in the price, but if desired I can advise on the best ways to achieve it. I highly recommend track lighting to illuminate Photosynthesis as it is the simplest and most flexible lighting system and is capable of the most dramatic visual effects. All shots taken in the video below where the camera is moving were made using a track lighting system. You can read more about how to illuminate microetchings in this PDF here.
Each microetching is made when ordered and will be available for delivery in approx 4-8 weeks.

Additional information on lighting, etc.

Both 22K original microetchings and microetched prints can appear dramatically different depending on how they are lit, and below are a series of still images demonstrating suggested illumination patterns. The more lights you have on the piece, the more “pulses” of illumination you will have.

Frame for 22K Microetchings

Please read this .pdf for detailed information and product recommendations on how to light your microetching.

This video below also explains in detail how to get the most out of your etching.

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