A little while ago, someone emailed me asking if I would consider turning the poem I wrote here into a print. My first instinct was to say no. It’s not really my area of expertise. But since I’m helping my mum open an online print and art shop (which I will show you all in a few weeks), I’ve had to spend some time testing out professional local printers.
I figured if I’ve done all the homework, I might as well try printing my own poem too, rather than saying no. So that’s what I did. I tried a few printers, and settled on a local Australian business which specialises in fine art printing on both canvas and museum quality paper. The paper I’ve chosen is called ‘Rag Photographique’, which is a 100% cotton museum grade Fine Art and photo paper. It’s thick and beautiful, and I love the way it turned out. I’m selling the poem individually, and in a set with a companion visual image which I think ‘speaks’ with the words (however, this imagery is basically a one-off experiment – I’m not a photographer, the words are the focus here):
: : Winter Sun Print
: : Winter Sun Print Set
The title of both is borrowed from another post of mine. And since I’m feeling rather open about this whole venture, if there are any other poems of mine you’d like turned into prints, feel free to email me. I might as well make good use of my little shop, while it’s open. Gracia, Louise and I are also working on a companion piece to our Dusty Hour zine, which I found out yesterday is also being sold at The Museum of Contemporary Art’s store, as well as being in the State Library of Victoria’s artists’ book collection. This feels like a sense of permanence to what is essentially a fleeting shop and publication.