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"Theories of Flight - Albatross" is an original photographic construction created by Nicolas Hall. We are offering a gorgeous 8 x 10 fine art reproduction on Epson Velvet Fine art paper.

This is print number 10 of 100

The medium used for the image is digital photographic construction and etching over an encaustic layered background

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.

Free First-Class shipping in the US.


About This Image:

Theories of Flight - Albatross is one of a series of 12 images born out a recurring theme in my work the last few years. The idea, metaphorically, of flight. Flight as freedom, flight as imagination, flight as a desire and a transformation. Most importantly, flight as a means of living true within oneself.

From the time we are children, we look to the skies and the stars and dream of the flight of birds. That feeling, that freedom to soar. We wish upon stars and we dream of the spaces beyond our world.

Since the dawning of civilization, we have tried to set down the plan and create the ability of flight. It is found in cave drawings, mythologies, charcoal sketches, mathematical equations and modern blueprints. But these lack the pure magic. . .

We are also surrounded by these modern structures that are attempting to reach the skies. Spires and towers of all sorts penetrating the horizon and the great blue.

We attempt to get "closer" in these ways too.

But, to me, the architecture of such things only serves to create a feeling of being bound here. Reminders of the lack of our ability to fly.

I think the answers lie in dreams. In imagination. In living a life that is TRUE to your soul. True to what creates the feeling of flight in you.

And I am certain that every person has wished for the power and magic of flight while watching a bird soar above their head. . . and I am just as certain that not one single bird has ever looked down at us and wished to be what it cannot be. . . for even a second.


Theories of Flight - Albatross

Once in a crowd
We can often find ourselves pulled, as if by a tide
Swept into the current
Uncertain of the why or where
But following close behind, none the less

We are one of the flock
A part of the collective and counted
Swept into the past
Uncertain of the how or when
Looking for an omen, a harbinger, a sign

Just a moment then, to pause
Alight high enough to take it all in
As if you had their wings
And that perspective would enable you to see
That the solitary road
Laid with your dreams
Of the current and past
Is the only road
You can travel~

poem by nicolas hall 2012

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Theories of Flight - Albatross - 8 x 10 Oregon Coast Bridge - Encaustic and Photographic Etching - Limited Edition Print by My Antarctica


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