Shadows Of The Self, Canvas Print, Surreal, Human Nature, Consciousness, Existence, Duality, Vulnerability, Enigmatic, Psyche

Shadows Of The Self, Canvas Print, Surreal, Human Nature, Consciousness, Existence, Duality, Vulnerability, Enigmatic, Psyche


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"Shadows of the Self" is a thought-provoking, surreal piece that dives deep into the dichotomy of human nature. Set against a somber background of diffused grays, the artwork predominantly focuses on the lower part of a female figure from just above the navel, down to the knees. The most striking feature is the embodiment of two distinct faces - a woman's on the right thigh and a man's on the left. Both, hairless and serene, seem to be in a state of deep slumber, their closed eyes indicative of the dreams and memories tucked away within.

The man's left eye subtly leaks tendrils of heavier-than-air smoke, suggesting the fleeting nature of life. The crimson streams from their mouths add an unsettling touch, hinting at untold stories of pain, passion, and possibly silent screams. These faces, acting as doppelgängers of the soul, embody the dualistic nature of existence — the masculine and the feminine, the tangible and the intangible, the light and the shadow.

The groin area is a stark, recessed black triangle, a symbol of the void and the unknown aspects of one's identity. It is a metaphorical representation of the concealed, untouched, and unexplored facets of our consciousness.

Overall, "Shadows of the Self" is not merely a painting; it's a poignant reflection on the many layers of human existence, of our dualities, vulnerabilities, and the enigmatic nature of the human psyche.

A perfect addition to every room! This canvas is made from a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.

• 5" wide x 7" high (Perfect size for desk or countertop)
• 12" wide x 18" high [Images in the picture gallery are for this size]

Canvas specs:
• Material: Ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag canvas
• Material quality: Finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate
• Surface finish: Matte
• Cotton rag fabric weight: 400 GSM (11.80 oz/y²)

Wrapped canvas frame specs:
• Wrapped canvas frame thickness: 1.25"
• Framing quality: Beautifully finished, taut corners that give a clean and crisp look
• Hanging hardware: Attached

Ink specs:
• Canon 12-color Aqueous ink
• Acid free, archival quality

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is All-Over-Print (AOP)?

All-Over Print (AOP) is a printing method that uses dye-sublimation to print a design onto polyester. During the dye sublimation process the dye is absorbed into the fabric. Since, it is not printed on the surface, like most t-shirts, it provides for a fantastic soft-to-the-touch feel and superior breathability.

AOP is a more time consuming method than screen printing or direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, so the prices are higher and the production times are longer, but the results are most definitely worth it.

Advantages of AOP:
The design won't peel off, unlike typical screen printing.
The design is part of the fabric of the item, so it will last as long as the item does.
The intensity of color is often unmatched.

What is Giclée?

Giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY or often gee-CLAY) is a printing process that creates a museum quality, archival print. Special acid-free, paper is printed with fade resistant ink using a state-of-the-art, large format inkjet printer.

What is a gallery wrap canvas?

Gallery wrap is a style of displaying a canvas that doesn't show any visible staples or nails holding the fabric to the wooden stretcher bars. This style of canvas is intended to be hung unframed.

What is a gallery mirror wrap canvas?

Mirrored edges (mirror wrap) is used to show the whole image on the main surface, rather than printing the edges of the image on the sides (image wrap) of the canvas frame. It is usually used when there is necessary detail on the edges of the image. Image wrap is used when the focal point of the image is in the center.

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