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Thermal Explorer, Forgotten World 13

Sale price$ 475


Archival Pigment Print | 2018

Thermal Explorer, Forgotten World furthers Merriam’s relationship with out of the way, empty and pristine parts of the world. Without intention to shoot anything in particular, Merriam lets the place, in this case New Zealand, dictate the direction of his work. Arriving in the spring, the artist was particularly drawn to the abundance of wildflowers embodying a regeneration of life. The resulting series captures both ancient mountains and fields of just birthed flowers, two entities rising from the ground at vastly different scales.


12 x 18 inches | Edition of 30

16 x 24 inches | Edition of 25

30 x 45 inches | Edition of 15

40 x 60 inches | Edition of 5


12 x 18 inches:

Matted: 23.5 x 31.5 x 1.25 inches

Full Bleed: 17.5 x 25.5 x 1.25 inches

16 x 24 inches:

Matted: 23.5 x 31.5 x 1.25 inches

Full Bleed: 17.5 x 25.5 x 1.25 inches inches

30 x 45 inches:

Matted: 38 x 53 x 2 inches 

Full Bleed: 32 x 47 x 2 inches

40 x 60 inches:

Full Bleed: 42 x 62 x 2 inches


The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Merriam's work, brimming with mystery, seeks to document the forgotten corners, empty roads, and nowhere places of America and beyond.


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"I stepped out of the present and let my mind succumb to geologic time. I found comfort in it’s endless cycles."
-Brian Merriam
Brian Merriam

About the Artist

Brian Merriam

Featured in Vogue, Dwell, Juxtapoz, Domino, Artforum, 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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Thermal Explorer, Forgotten World 13 Sale price$ 475