14" x 11"
Produced using Dye Sublimation
Dye sublimation is used to achieve vibrant colours that can't be achieved on canvas. Sublimation is the process of going from a solid to a gas and back to a solid, bypassing the liquid state. With this process, the image is first printed on transfer paper then adhered to pretreated metal or tile. It is then placed into a custom designed heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees. While subjected to extreme heat, the dyes from the transfer paper transform into a gas and upon cooling, the dyes become solid and permanently infused into the substrate. Since the dyes are infused beneath the exterior coating through sublimation, the artwork is durable and scratch resistant.
This piece is open to a number of interpretations and here are some of them: – It is a well-known fact of nature – Cuckoo laying its egg in another’s nest – The bird’s mistake – placing the egg in the basketball hoop; for poet Joseph Brodsky such a mistake is a consequence of physical loss: “On the deserted ground of a basketball court a vagrant bird has set its fragile egg in the steel hoop’s raveled net.” (Lullaby of cape Cod, 1975) – Sports interpretation: the shot successful, the ball’s in the basket and at the forest referee’s whistle the score turns 1:0