The image is reproduced using archival-quality pigment ink and is printed on a matte, acid free, 100% cotton rag paper coated with a protective spray that increases resistance to water, scratches and ultra-violet light.
The print is signed, dated and numbered on the back. It will be shipped to you in a resealable cellophane sleeve that you can use to store the image safely until you are ready to frame it.
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About This Image:
It seems that everything new begins with something old.
The New Year, to me, seems to always be a time to retrace my steps and remind myself how I got "here" and set the course again for where I want to go.
The answers, undeniably, always wrap themselves around those places I come from. In my artwork, it always revolves around the imagination of my youth. And, obviously, that remains very strong today. It is my life blood, I believe. If it should ever wither away, I would too.
The building in this image is just outside the window of one of the rooms of my apartment. It used to be framed and blocked by these lovely Katsura trees which, in the Autumn, give off an overwhelming scent of cotton candy (seriously!) that made the overly industrial view bearable to me. Last year the management, for some reason, decided to cut down the trees and replace them with these hideous shrubs. It was one of the final straws pushing me to move out of the city again. I need nature far more than I need the city.
However, sitting here the other day and taking in this view, I found my mind wandering as it always does, into the possibilities of what is in front of me. Of the world as I would like to see it. . . and the thought i had was, I wish those huge vents were bubble making machines. . . wouldn't that be great if we used this industrial technology to make something beautiful? Large bubbles just floating over the city all day long. . . and if that magically appeared, who would be the brave ones to seek it out and look for the source?
I want to remind myself, with this image, with this new year, that anything is truly possible. As a certain Mr. Wonka has famously said, "We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams."
"The Bubble Factory"
The true celebrations are far too few these days
The ones that honor something deep inside
The ones that open you completely
Not bury you in your means of escape
The ones that elevate you effortlessly above
Not chain you to a ladder you scramble to climb
The ones that remind you, not of the world as we are shown it
But of the one you always knew was waiting there
High within the trees you climbed
Dancing on the rooftop promenade
Among the gardens of endless new years
When the wind seemed to whisper
The worlds you knew so well
To a melody of possibilities
Old, long, since
Auld lang syne
nicolas hall 2012
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The Bubble Factory - 8 x 10 Industrial Dream - Children's Room Decor - Limited Edition Print by My Antarctica
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