Question and Answer Session
It's the name of the artist, writer and electro-mineralist Del Elle - with 'art' placed in the middle. If you pronounce it like Donatello (without the 'o' at the end), it has more of a flow to it.
He pops up on some of the pages in quotes. You can find a little more about him here and read about the ideas behind the artwork here. He is also on Instagram and Pinterest. Pop over and if it resonates, join us.
Artists can be defined by the materials that they use to create their works of art. This means that an artist who uses textiles (wool, flax or cotton) can be called a Textile Artist while another who uses watercolours can be said to be a Watercolour Artist.
Del Elle did use coloured pencils (Derwent Artists and Pastels), but has been moving over into markers (Pitt Artist pens, Zig Scroll & Brush, Copics and Tombow Dual Brush pens). The third tool or media that he uses are a Pen and tablet and a software programme. Not only are is the hardware made from materials such as quartz, silcon and magnesium, but it and the software are powered by electricity.
So you can say that Del Elle is an Electro-mineralist: One who uses minerals and electricity to create works of art.
"A Visionary artist named Android Jones. I read one of his interviews and the words regarding the term really spoke to me. They captured the final stage of when I am making a piece in a way that I had not come across before; and made me see electricity in a tablet and pen like graphite in a pencil or ink in a marker."
- Del Elle.
"You probably know yourself that it requires a fair amount of time, attention and effort on the platforms. I'm trying to focus on one or two as it means that I am not being pulled in different directions and it also gives me the 'space' to work on other things."
- Del Elle.
In a way Del Elle's Instagram account is a little like a blog. If you look at the posts on there there are updates and topics regarding his latest work and the background behind the art. Even poetry from time to time.
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We wouldn't be happy either. The first thing to do is take a picture of the damaged item with it's packaging. Then follow the instructions on our Returns and Exchanges page to get the ball rolling so that we can send out a replacement to you.
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Oh yes. Archival prints. Fine Art Prints. Giclée Prints. Three names for the same thing. The Key is that the print has to be on high quality paper and also be printed with high quality inks.
Acid and sunlight don't get on well with prints, so the ink and paper has to be acid free. For the paper that means no wood can be in it at all. It's 100% cotton - just like a T-shirt. For the inks it's best to keep the print out of direct sunlight as the ultra violet rays can have an affect.
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Hmmm. Let's just say you have an artwork like 'Jade Wind Crane.' The original isn't available, but it is possible to have prints available at different sizes:
Now for the Nadir (16" x 24") size 'Jade Wind Crane' will be a Limited Edition of 15 prints. When the 15 prints are sold, there won't be anymore prints available at the 16" x 24" size. Each Limited Edition print is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity - meaning that if you bought the seventh print in the Nadir edition the certificate number would be 7 of 15 or 7/15.
With the Zenith (8" x 12") size, this comes with no limit to the number of prints that are available. So it is called an Open Edition, and also means that even when the Nadir and Meridian (24" x 36") sizes are all sold, the Zenith size will still be available to buy.
Small, Medium and Large weren't really "hitting the spot" so we decided to give them other names instead. In time we may introduce two other equivalents for Very Large and Huge but for now it's the Three.
Most of the books are available from Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and one or two other online book stores. You can check each book here. Londst itself is available as a thank you for getting this far.
We like to see how the art looks on other surfaces apart from on a print. In a way, the case is a canvas - a "Fine Art Case" if you like. Waxed Car-surfaced Gloss or Curious-sensation-against-your-fingertips Matt. Pay them a visit.
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We've made one or two. But we're trying to find a place to put it on the website (Header or Footer). With the white background it will probably be dark for a contrast. But we're working on it.
Update Jun 18: We have got one now (It came as quite a surprise). You can find it on the Home Page.