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Chris Volpe

Ice | Chris Volpe | Large Paper Frame

Ice | Chris Volpe | Large Paper Frame

Regular price $115.00 USD
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Welcoming New Hampshire artist & painter Chris Volpe and his powerful imagery for a series he titles... the "Keepsakes Collection". As an antique photography buff, I was immediately drawn to these diminutive, yet uniquely provocative works. Confessionally - this work is my favorite.

These "Keepsakes" are made from liquid coal tar and oil paint on treated paper set in repurposed Victorian ambrotype & tintype image frames.

In Chris' words..|
These are “snapshots of the future as it passes.” The medium speaks to the root causes of the human-caused extreme environmental events the viewer is asked to investigate, think about, and remember – the opposite of a digital image.

The Victorian portrait goes back to the origins of photography. For the people who saved these picture-objects from being lost to time, these were tiny treasure-boxes housing a single precious image, often of a departed loved one.

The full size of this work on paper is appx 9" H x 6" W

Materials

Galvinzed, wrapped steel.

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$6.95 flat rate shipping. Free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

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