Eyes of Ellis, 10x20 Canvas Print, Immigrant, Immigration, Emigrate, Ellis Island, Better Life, Hopes, Dreams, Struggle, Adversity

Eyes of Ellis, 10"x20" Canvas Print, Immigrant, Immigration, Emigrate, Ellis Island, Better Life, Hopes, Dreams, Struggle, Adversity


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"Eyes of Ellis"

In this captivating piece, we witness the depth and soul of a woman of southern European or Mediterranean descent. Her stark features are riveting, drawing the observer into her narrative, a silent story that is both personal and universal.

Her face bears testament to countless struggles. The gentle wrinkles and soft lines tell tales of both sun-filled days in the fields and stormy nights filled with uncertainty. Despite this, there’s an enduring beauty to her, a quiet grace that demands respect.

Her dark hair is meticulously combed and pulled back, revealing the entirety of her face. The care taken in grooming shows a certain pride in her appearance, perhaps a reminder of a time when life was simpler or a hope for better times ahead. Her dark eyes, staring straight ahead, are the most striking feature. There is resignation and sadness in her gaze, mixed with a bit of determination and hope, as if she's looking directly into the future, willing it to be kinder.

While her lips don’t part in a smile, there’s a stoicism to them, a quiet resolve that speaks of challenges faced and battles won, but also an acknowledgment of the struggles to come. Her neck and the subtle reveal of her shoulders speak to her strength, both physical, from years of toil, and emotional, from enduring life's trials.

"Eyes of Ellis" isn’t just a portrait of a woman. It is the embodiment of a generation of dreamers and fighters who looked straight into the heart of adversity and dared to hope. As they passed through gates like Ellis Island, they carried with them aspirations for a better life and a brighter future in a new world. Through this portrait, their spirit, captured in her direct gaze, becomes a symbol of resilience and hope that echoes through the ages.

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.

• 10" wide x 20" high

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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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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