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A Space of Your Own | prints


Small: 11" x 13"
(image size: 7.3" x 11")

Medium: 16” x 20”
(image size: 11.9” x 18”)

Large: 20” x 26”
(image size: 16” x 24”)

May be pre-ordered now. Prints will be available May 5, 2017.

Quality, archival limited-edition fine art prints on heavyweight, bright white, matte fine art paper with a luxuriously smooth surface that is able to produce extremely crisp and accurate detail and has received 100+ year archival certification from the Fine Art Trade Guild. Edition number, title, and artist signature are hand-written by the artist below the image in the white border.

"Limited-edition" means that there is a finite quantity of prints available. Small and Medium prints are in editions of 200. Large prints are in editions of 100. Once all of the prints are sold, the edition is closed. Your prints will be numbered in this format: 023/200 would indicate that it is the twenty-third print in an edition of two hundred. As the quantity of available works in an edition decreases, the price increases incrementally based on the percentage remaining in the print run.

Each piece you purchase will come with a certificate of authenticity, a signed document proving the authenticity of the work and containing details about the artwork for your reference.

Prints are shipped by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction in Carmel, California. Small and medium prints are shipped flat with glassline liners. Large prints are gently rolled with glassline into large diameter tubes/boxes.

This painting was inspired by my Dad, who recently passed away. Even though I didn’t see him or even talk to him every day, his absence leaves an overwhelming emptiness that I am still struggling to accept. As I worked on this piece, I kept thinking about the concept of positive and negative space. It’s one of the first things you learn in art school. Positive space is the stuff — the subject matter. Negative space is what’s around it — the background, the empty part. Most art students start out only wanting to focus on the positive space, but the shapes you create with the negative are just as important compositionally. Losing someone who is such a fundamental part of who I am has left an unfillable void. My dad is no longer the positive space, the tangible presence in the foreground of my life. But I believe that I can still find him in the gaps and crevices he carved out along the way — the backgrounds, the negative spaces — everything from the small openings to the vastness of the entire world that he laid out and molded into tangible bits for me as I grew up. Those spaces hold his shape and always will. The negative space has become the positive. I guess that’s what this painting came to be about.

©2017 Paul Richmond