Marlene's Palm Pets
The Affinity Studio
Year round we deal with fallen or cut palm fronds. Marlene Votow gathers and trims and shapes and paints animal faces onto the palm materials. They have rich natural color, great eyes and friendly looking.
Affinity Studio specializes in photographing and producing large size fine-art photographs from nature, and guiding "Adventures" for fellow photographers or just friends of nature to the most beautiful places we can find in Central America.
Fine-art images from Affinity Studio are photographed using only medium and large format cameras with Leica and Rodenstock high resolution lenses. All images are captured, imaged and printed at 16-bit color depth and at highest resolution for extraordinary print detail and rich natural colors. All Affinity Studio images are printed either using Cromira photographic processes using Fuji Crystal Archive or Fuli Flex substrate or by using high resolution pigment based fine art inks onto specially engineered Pearl Metallic Fine Art paper. Both of these materials come alive with brilliance and color when properly lit.This is much closer to how the human eye sees, so a stunning presence like being there is enjoyed when face-mounted to art-grade acrylic so all the detail and color comes through.
We produce our acrylic face mounted prints in three sizes, 24x36, 32x48 and 40x60. The face of the prints are laminated to art-grade cast acrylic using a very special double-release glue and under precise temperature, lamination speed and pressure. The edges of our acrylic sheets are polished so that light from the image reflects through the 1/4 thick edge creating a very nice edge effect. Then we laminate ACM, or Aluminum Composite Material to the back of the print to completely seal it forever and to provide an aluminum material for the structural aluminum mounting frame we epoxy to the back. We then crimp stranded aircraft cable to the metal frame for secure hanging. This makes the print stand off the wall about an inch and maintains absolute flatness in the acrylic. This impressive wall art is totally humidity proof, the inks are rated for 150 years, there is no wood to warp the image or become bug infested over time in the tropics and acrylic is easily cleanable with just water and light detergent and a soft cloth. The overall frame-less presentation is modern and the best display for stunning quality fine-art photography. We and other artists believe the acrylic process surpasses direct aluminum printing in overall print quality and sense of presence because of the restricted color gamut of aluminum printing technology.
Review our Certificate of Authenticity with every fine-art print to acrylic.