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Out Of The Shadows

Steens Mountain Wilderness, Oregon

FINE ART LIMITED EDITION OF 100

A ray of sunlight spotlights autumn aspens in a deep gorge in the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Oregon.

I am writing this on September 24th, 2018. Today I woke up with eight years of sobriety.

I often think back to when I was fighting with everything I had for the very thing that seems so easy to me now, and thinking that once I worked through my ‘issues’ that life would get easier, that it would be smooth sailing with the wind at my back and the sun in my face from then on.

But the truth is that life has gone on the same as it has before. Every single day I am faced with stresses, challenges, and anxieties. I often feel overwhelmed, inferior, undeserving, and depressed.

But there is a difference between how I felt when I was drinking and how I feel now. While I do go through days where those things I mentioned are present, so are the feelings of gratitude, hope, love, and desire. I have been able to go places I’ve never dreamed of and see things that have been some of the most memorable moments in my life. I have met people who have changed my world for the better and the mere fact that I get to wake up in the morning without the guilt and shame of the prior night deep in my heart is one of the most rewarding aspects of sobriety.

Life hasn’t gotten easy, but I’ve stopped making it so damn hard to live. I get to deal with these emotions and try to find ways to work through them instead of pushing them deeper and ignoring them. I get to live life on MY terms and not have an enormous weight on my shoulders that dictates everything I do and everywhere I go. While I might have a dark cloud over me some days, I am able to see the light in the distance and work towards it. Leonard Cohen sings “Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.” Life isn’t perfect and it never will be, but there’s always light in my heart that I will keep working towards.

I’m grateful for even one day of sobriety. The feeling that just that one day gives me makes me yearn for the next, and the next, and the next.

And would you look at that? I have managed to have 2,921.9376 of them.

Lumachrome Fine Art Prints • Acrylic Face-Mounted and Ready to Hang

Lumachrome Fine Art Prints • Acrylic Face-Mounted and Ready to Hang

Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Lumachrome Prints are the epitome of elegance and quality. By face mounting the print to 1/8" thick scratch-resistant, non-reflective crystal clear acrylic and backing it with a protective surface and a 1.3" rear mounted frame, the print seemingly floats from the wall. The proprietary Lumachrome process in combination with the acrylic facing gives a depth, dimensionality, and glow to the image which is unmatched and needs to be seen to believed. These pieces are museum quality, absolutely stunning, and truly a collectors piece. Premium Fine Art Lumachrome Prints are ideal for galleries or private homes and with the proper lighting will take on a luminance that brings the photo to life. While these ready-to-hang pieces offer a modern, sleek, and clean appearance, traditional framing is also available and can be discussed one-on-one to pick the most appropriate frame for your piece.

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery

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Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints • Ready to Hang

Chromaluxe Fine Art Metal Prints • Ready to Hang

If you are looking for a piece that combines durability with a modern and elegant look, I offer Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Metal Prints. Using a state-of-the-art process, the image is infused directly into the surface of specially coated aluminum which creates a scratch and fade resistant piece that is ready to hang without a frame. Metal prints contain a tremendous amount of depth, detail, and sharpness that will be sure to draw the viewer in. Since the image is fused directly into the aluminum, the resulting piece is scratch and water resistant and will resist fading or yellowing over time while at the same time being easy to clean. These are the ideal for offices and public spaces due to their durability. 

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for production and delivery.

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FujiFlex Supergloss Fine Art Loose Prints • Ready to Frame

Loose Premium Limited Edition Fine Art Prints are made using the amazing Fujiflex Crystal Archive Silver-halide Paper, which features superior color, contrast, tonal range, and saturation. This polyester based paper makes the prints more vivid and dimensional. The colors are rich, deep, and unlike any photographic print you have seen before. It is truly top of the line, exhibition quality paper that will last a lifetime.  If you are looking for full-service framing options, I am happy to work with you on your needs. Please note that these prints require framing before display. I am happy to work with you on your framing needs. Please contact me to do so. For ready-to-hang options, please consider my Lumachrome Acrylic Face Mounted or Chromaluxe Metal Prints.

Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my prints, please visit my Prints page.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for production and delivery.

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Shipping is included to locations within the United States. Please contact me for a shipping quote if you will have your purchase shipped elsewhere. To learn more about my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, please visit my Prints Page

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