“Great Oak” was printed
as a Limited Edition Giclee in June 2004
on fine French watercolor paper in an edition
GICLEÉ is a French word which literally means "to spray." This term in the art world of fine reproductions is sometimes alongside the words IRIS PRINT, where Iris is actually the name of the printer itself. It represents the most advanced form of fine art reproduction today. The process, as the word GICLEÉ implies, utilizes the spraying of high quality inks onto a variety of materials. This creates a near continuous tone of rich color that is at the same time durable. Canvas, fine drawing stock, even archival watercolor papers, rough and smooth alike can receive the appropriate pigments easily because there isn't the need for the traditional plates that must come into play with off-set lithography. Large-scale works can be created that invite side-by-side comparisons with the originals. The result is a dazzling product with color permanence that both artist and art collector can be proud of. Gicleé has been recognized around the world by Museums as being the pre-eminent process of fine art reproduction.