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Self Reflected 
Microetched print on aluminized polymer
22″ X 30″, 2014-2017
2019 Limited Edition SOLD OUT

I am also offering handmade, 22K gold versions of this microetching. Please look here for details (hint: as you might expect, they are more expensive)


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.

To our knowledge, microetched prints are the first of their kind in the world.


Microetched prints will ship approximately 4-6 weeks from the date of this release. Our goal is to have this batch ship in early to mid December 2019. I will do my absolute best to have them shipped before the holidays, but these are tricky to make and can sometimes be delayed by supplier backups.

Framed (U.S. and Canada only) shipping is $95.

For International buyers- I have worked out some issues and should now be able to ship these framed pieces overseas at a much more reasonable price than I’d estimated before. Please place an order as usual, but know that the website isn’t set up to calculate shipping costs internationally as prices vary by country. I will contact you later for an additional payment which should be in the range of an extra $100. This is a major improvement in the previous situation wherein I would ship unframed etchings that had to be framed locally, sometimes at high expense and risk as the etchings are very delicate. This new shipping situation should avoid all of that.



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.


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. Here is a PDF explaining how to illuminate your microetched print- download here.

Self Reflected microetched prints come sealed between two sheets of glass in a simple 2″ wide black frame. They can be provided without this frame if you would prefer to purchase your own, or if you would like me to frame it in a frame with outside silver trim, please email me. 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 will accompany the package.

Please note that when you first open the box with the etching, you will notice that the surface is very close to a mirror finish, thus 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. The photos and video that you see on this website were all taken in a darkened room to show them at their best.

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 little squares you might see along the edges of the etching in some photos will not be present in the final etching. These are diagnostic markers for our processes that we embedded into this prototype and will be taken off the retail version.



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.

Additional information