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Digital Collage Greeting Card featuring the digital art Ancestral Memory by Eric Edelman

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Ancestral Memory Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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1 - 2 business days

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Charlotte, NC

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Eric, Stunning Work!...Congrats on your Sale!

Eric Edelman replied:

Thank you very much, Chrisann!

Artist's Description

Engraved images from our past strongly evoke ancestral memory in a way that more modern pictures could not: though they appear quaint to our eyes, they evoke an immediate, unconscious sense of recognition in us, even if we have never before seen their subjects. The selection of nineteenth-century wood engravings as source material contributes other levels of intent to collage. The re-use of engravings is a kind of �recycling,� a way of sharing with others the beauty and artistry of pictures that would otherwise have lain unappreciated in decaying books, possibly never to be seen again. Many of these engravings were direct reproductions of photographs, done at a time when our forebears were just learning to perceive and comprehend the planar, photographic vocabulary. Such pictures provide a link between the act of perception in that time and how we perceive today, conditioned as we are to accept the camera�s vision as our own. (All artwork, descriptions, & other tex...

About Eric Edelman

Eric Edelman

Eric Edelman is a collagist and found-object sculptor. His work has been featured in one-person shows and group exhibitions in museums and private galleries, represented in several private and institutional collections. Edelman's collages and other work have appeared in The New York Review of Books and in the books The Art of the Miniature and Genius in a Bottle, as well as the monograph “Eric Edelman Collages the Unconscious.“ Click HERE for the Art of RetroCollage blog, about art, collage, creativity, and inspiration, featuring Eric Edelman's most recent artwork. Click HERE to subscribe to Art of RetroCollage and receive email updates about new artwork and subscriber offers.

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