Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2022
Each piece in Michael DeSutter’s new series is a celebration and a reflection—a visual representation of the accomplishment each of us feels when we reach a particular point in our life or journey. Paths, a series of limited edition prints of DeSutter’s collages, was created as a series of maps that entice the viewer to follow different routes across the paper.
The vibrant series reminds us of the options each of us face as we create our own paths—and how we feel when thinking back on the options we had versus the ones that we took. Each piece is rendered on the same sized surface area as a reminder that there are many ways to proceed, and only we can write our own path through life. When viewed together, the colorful works convey a feeling of hope and serendipity—that two people can travel completely different paths and somehow arrive at the same moment in place and time.
“No matter on which path you are, keep walking. Even wrong paths can lead you to the right path if you keep walking. You get stuck when you become a security guard of a path.” - Shunya
21.5 x 16 inches
Floated: 26 x 20.5 x 2 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed 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.
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DeSutter's graphic & meditative collages have been featured in Full Blede and AnOther Magazine. His original collages are currently featured at Pharrell's The Goodtime Hotel in Miami. DeSutter practices includes considering the overlooked within old magazines, he uses these records of the past to consider and recontextualize the future.
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