Monday, August 20, 2012

When Art Becomes Art-ier

We received an email today from a wonderful Australian artist, let's call her Ann, wishing to use the image from our popular Moeraki Boulders Sunrise canvas print as the inspiration for a painting.

Firstly, I applaud the artistic respect proffered by Ann in seeking our permission to work from our image - I find it really gratifying when another artist re-interprets your work especially in another medium.  Obviously, our permission was forthcoming.


This is not the first time that this image has been the framework for another artist - the image in this post shows a 1.2 metre wide mosaic by created by Invercargill artist Lyndon Coppin.  

Of course,  as a man Lyndon decided to employ the time tested maxim "it is better to ask forgiveness rather than permisssion" by approaching us retro-actively - I am not sure what he would have done if I'd said no - Hammer Time? ;-)
Moeraki Boulders New Zealand - From Fine Art Print to Fine Art Mosaic

So, we'd love to hear from you if you wish to use any of the images from sisson.co.nz as the basis for non-commercial artwork.

Cheers - Todd

Photo Details: 

The photograph was made about 5 years ago using a Nikon D2x (these days I'd use a Nikon D800 (currently in stock at Amazon!)) Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX Singh ray 3 stop ND grad .  I use Lexar CF & SD cards.  The image was edited in Adobe Photoshop - using three blended exposures from the same RAW file.






1 comment:

  1. Funny that- retroactively asking forgiveness, sheesh!
    Still ultimately proactively flattering though I guess.

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