Descriptionone of my 'Earth Series' this is Central America.thank you to : KStock for use of Female Stock 72and to WiFS ProjectNASAGoddard Space Flight Center and ORBIMAGE for Fires in Central AmericaThe State of Quintana Roo is located in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula at the southeastern tip of Mexico. It has a surface of 50,212 square kilometers and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea in both north and east, bordering Belize to the south and Guatemala to the west with the State of Campeche and with the State of Yucatan.The name of Quintana Roo state, comes from Andrés Quintana Roo, a Mexican figure, who played an important role in the Independence movement and in the creation of the Republic.It was awarded the status of a Free Sovereign State preserving its ancient surface and borders, by the October 8, 1974 decree after having filled population and economic requirements. The local constitution was promulgated on January 12, 1975.
Day Seriani, Lancashire UK Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement i guess the first thing you'll notice is that my pieces are a little odd...or maybe another way to put it is "different". yes, i have done "normal" but right now, at this stage in my life i tend to do quirky.
some of the pieces may appear to be down right ugly to some people...but not to me. i love doing them, i love how they develop as i work on them, i love reading about each region...the history, the turmoil, the people, and the geography.
i would like to explain what these pieces are comprised of....most start off as NASA, Google Earth, or aerial photos....into, not on, not under, INTO these images i "paint" portraits. i can not and do not change the geography.
the faces in some of the portraits appear to be scarred or bruised or cut....these areas ARE the rivers and lakes and roads and mountains of that region....sometimes the actually "scarring" that mines and man have made on our planet.
some questions you may have:
*what are these portraits exactly? the originals are high quality, limited edition, signed prints.
*are these pieces for sale? yes, contact me or look on this site for available print sizes, prices, and shipping costs.
*what sizes are available? i can make these images to print any size.
*can i order a "custom" piece of a specific region? yes, i love doing custom pieces.
*can you do MY portrait into the piece? yes, contact me for specifics.
*how long will a custom piece take to complete? i work VERY quickly, contact me for more info.
*do the prints come framed or unframed? you can order prints only OR framed and matted. there are many framing options on this site.
*why do you do this kind of art? many reasons, i have an environmental science degree and a fine art degree.
i love science, this planet, and art. i try to combine those things into these pieces.