by Joseph Linaschke
This is the second print for my gallery show "Sculpture"; here is the first. I will post the rest of the series over the next few weeks. The show will hang on Friday April 26 at Liquid Assets in Ashland, OR. It will hang for about two months, and if you're local, come for the First Friday art tour on May 3rd; I'll be there!
This will be my second gallery show. In this small town of Ashland, which is a very art-forward community, hanging in restaurants is quite common. There are also art galleries of course, but I returned to Liquid Assets because they get results — prints actually sell from here. Needless to say though with a show like this, I'd love to move up to something bigger. I think with this show I have the results to take it to a proper art gallery in a bigger city. So, we'll see. This is a world I know little to nothing about!
The image above will print 40ʺ × 31ʺ. These are all 240dpi, so that's 7435 × 9600 (71.4 MP) for this one. Incidentally, these images are all cropped as they needed to be cropped, not to fit a particular aspect ratio. One of the advantages of custom printing and mounting is that any size/ratio can be accommodated.
The other week I posted the image that was test-printed (#1 of 8), and it came to me a few days ago. This print is absolutely stunning. 40ʺ × 40ʺ, printed on a metallic paper and mounted behind a half inch of plexiglass. The thing weighs 50 pounds or so. It's amazing — absolutely amazing — to see your work printed this large. Forgive the hastily-shot iPhone image below, but that's me next to the print. It ain't small.
Printing Company iAcrylic
I keep promising I'll talk more about the image creation process soon, and I will. But for the moment I want to plug the printing company, iAcrylic. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with them, and they have held my hand and answered my litany of questions all along the way. They went above and beyond in printing the final round and getting them in a crate to ship to me (actually they should be shipping today), working through the weekend to make my deadline. Considering the significant expense in creating and shipping these eight prints, I needed to see a test at-size first, and they were able to rush that to me as well.
Check them out. If you do order a print, I asked if they would provide a discount for you guys, and they did. If you use the code "PhotoJoseph" on checkout, you'll get 10% off the printing cost. That may not seem like a huge discount but remember this is a physical good with real creation costs attached, not an electronic one that can be discounted 95%. Every little bit helps!
In the next post, I'll talk about the story and inspiration behind this project. It's been 20 years in the making, and it's something special to see it come to fruition.