is an Iris Giclée?
the next best thing to owning the original.
The word giclée
is a French word (pronounced: Zhee-clay) that means to spray ink.
The Iris printer has been in existence for quite a while. Printers have used it to produce quick and accurate proofs,
but today’s Iris Giclée prints differ remarkably from a standard Iris
print. The main difference is
in the inks and papers that are used.
The new technology developed for the Iris Giclée has produced an
archival ink that is water based, organic, and designed to last.
These archival inks are sprayed on 100% rag watercolor paper to
produce museum quality prints that truly rival the original artwork.
Yellow Flags Unfurled
is printed on 140lb Arches watercolor paper and First Rays of
Morning Light is printed on Somerset Velvet.
These Iris Giclée print collages are already matted in white
archival rag mats. What you
see is actually a double print. One
is matted normally; the second is cut, retouched with watercolors and
collaged to the first print out over an archival white mat.
Luminous irises literally grow out of the picture plane over
the mat in a technique that is part trompe-l’oeil, part actual
3-D. These unique IRIS giclée/collage
prints are each offered in a signed and numbered edition of 250.
They have not been coated, so please protect them from moisture and
humidity. They should be
framed with glass and displayed out of direct sunlight just as you would
treat an original watercolor.