"Samatha ~ Tranquility" depicts one of the most recent wonders of Thailand. At nearly seventy meters tall, Bangkok's tallest Buddha casts a serene presence across the skyline of west Bangkok. Wat Paknam's "Big Buddha" is the height of a twenty story building and visible for miles across the city.
The statue was complete in 2020, though Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen (วัดปากน้ำภาษีเจริญ) itself is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. Situated on an island between the klongs west of the Chao Phraya river it was founded in 1610, and revived by the charismatic abbot Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro in the first half of the twentieth century. The temple is famous for its teaching of Dhammakaya meditation, a technique which promotes samatha, "tranquility of the mind."
"Samatha ~ Tranquility" is available as a Lightspell Unique Edition print. If you purchase an Unique Edition it will be the only print made of this image. You will have an exclusive artwork signed by the artist, and guaranteed authentic with a cryptographically secure digital signature. Please note that if a purchase is made of a Limited Edition version of this artwork, then the Unique Edition option is automatically withdrawn.
Ultra Lumachrome Fine Art Prints with Fuji Trulife® Acrylic
THE STATE OF THE ART, most luxurious museum quality photographic prints use a process called Ultra Lumachrome which mounts a color transparency layer behind a layer of Trulife® optically clear acrylic. The transparency layer is the magic ingredient. Infused with iridium particles and encapsulated between a highly reflective RC paper layer and the Trulife® acrylic glass, it gives a 3D quality to the print. While done in temperature and humidity controlled conditions, the lamination is notoriously difficult. The end result is the gold standard of color photographic printing. The widest possible color gamut, excellent shadow detail, and well controlled highlights are held in a deep gloss which through the perfect acrylic brings out the depth of the picture. Lumachrome fine art prints are held by museums and collectors throughout the United States of America.
Ultra Lumachrome prints front-mounted behind Trulife® acrylic start at US $1,100 for size 24"x16" inclusive of delivery to continental USA.
Fujiflex Crystal Archive Fine Art Prints with Trulife® Acrylic
For countries in the European Union and the United Kingdom we offer Fujiflex Crystal Archive mounted behind Trulife® optically clear acrylic. Created with continuous tone, laser exposed LightJet printing, Fujiflex Crystal Archive uses a photo-chemical silver halide process to develop astonishingly intense bright colors and deep gloss, reminiscent of the old Cibachrome prints that dominated color slide printing in the 1970's and 1980's. I remember well my first exhibition while still a schoolboy. Those prints were all Cibachromes and they retain their color and vibrancy to this day, thirty-seven years later. Fujiflex promises to do the same, and perhaps with even greater longevity when sealed behind Trulife® optically perfect, anti-reflective acrylic glass. Fuji estimate that prints should last over one hundred years. Fujiflex Crystal Archive laminated with Trulife acrylic glass is used for gallery installations and professional displays all over the world.
Fujiflex Crystal Archive 24"x16" prints front-mounted behind Trulife® acrylic start at US $1,100 inc delivery in Germany and the United Kingdom.
Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints
For bright, highly durable prints I really like Chromaluxe prints on aluminium. Fingerprints can just be wiped off. As a material for printing on, in my opinion aluminium out-performs metallic printing papers in terms of color brilliance and toughness.
And as an ocean sailor I understand the importance of durability when it comes to marine environments. In the same way I prefer aluminium hulls in sailboats, I appreciate the advantages of Chromaluxe Metal prints. They are the ideal solution for use everywhere, at home (especially if there are kids about,) on boats, and in pool houses where high humidity and some rough and tumble is all part of a day's play. Offering intense colors with excellent contrast, the Chromaluxe process creates an image bonded to a specially coated aluminium panel. The result is beautiful color on a waterproof, abrasion resistant surfice which is uniquely stable. Ideal for spectacular display near water.
A further advantage of printing on metal is that it can be precision cut to fit a precise space. This makes Chromaluxe a uniquely flexible solution for beautiful artwork onboard. Contact me for more information if you need a special size. Chromaluxe prints start at $750 for 24"x16".
In most cases our prints are made with a recessed float mount on the reverse which displays the print 3/4" off the wall. All Lumachrome and Truflex Crystal Archive prints with a float mount are supplied ready to hang.
For information about the range of luxurious Italian ROMA wood veneer frames available for Lumachrome and Truflex Crystal Archive prints please see Fine Art Photography - Types of Frame.
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