Three Marks of Existence II
Archival ink on 15g handmade Nepali Lhakpa paper | 2023
This second iteration of Brian Merriam’s “3 Marks of Existence” series features a photographic triptych of the Himalayas. The work and its title are inspired by the Buddhist concepts of anicca (impermanence), anatta (absence of self), and dukkha (suffering), which together comprise the three marks of existence.
Reflecting on the series, Merriam writes: “The Himalayan peaks pictured in the piece act as physical representations of these concepts—they’re distant, immense, and foreboding yet alluring. An existence all but unknowable lies beyond. The outward physical journey mirrors the inward spiritual path.”
20 x 30 inches each
Floated: 34.75 x 66.25 x 2 inches each
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
Featured in Vogue, Dwell, Juxtapoz, Domino and The New Yorker, photographer Brian Merriam travels to the most remote parts of the world to capture rarely seen landscapes and celestial phenomena, including the Himalayas, the Aurora Borealis, lush Hawaiian jungles and total solar eclipses.
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