After years of photographing iconic subjects in Arches National Park--Delicate Arch, the Windows, the Courthouse area, the Balanced...

Desert Oracle

Arches National Park, Utah

After years of photographing iconic subjects in Arches National Park--Delicate Arch, the Windows, the Courthouse area, the Balanced Rock panorama--I wanted to explore the park with new eyes and an attitude of discovery. I wanted to look for more abstract subjects like the incredible desert varnish and to find interesting subjects that are not highlighted in the park brochures. I chose a day when the weather forecast included some predicted cloud cover, and set off. This picture, titled Desert Oracle, was one of the products of that expedition. As I have mentioned elsewhere, our human minds are evolutionarily developed to pick out patterns of faces from random visual clutter. To my eye the rock formation on the right side of this composition bears a strong resemblance to the giant carved heads found on Easter Island. The striated clouds give a cartoon-like emphasis to unseen spoken words this stone oracle is proclaiming to modern civilization. Perhaps the oracle is advising us to slow down, take it easy, stop rushing to see what everyone else says we should see, tune out all the negativity being broadcast at us, and tune in to the beauty that is all around us. Photo © copyright by Michael Lynn Roberts.

Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Print

Desert Oracle print

These Giclee canvas prints are like nothing you have seen. They are created with 8 color OIL BASED PIGMENT INKS on the finest canvas using custom tone curves. You will be blown away by the oil like original quality of these Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints. These prints have incredible photographic resolution, clarity, vibrancy and Dmax, producing amazing photographic image quality. Ultimate Quality Satin Finish Canvas Prints are waterproof and don't crack like water based canvas.

Characteristics:

VIBRANT COLORS

OIL PAINTING QUALITIES

RICH DEEP BLACKS

These are Gallery-Wrapped, UV-protected canvas prints, unframed, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

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Lumachrome TruLife Ultimate Acrylic Print

Desert Oracle print

LUMACHROME TruLife Acrylic: The ULTIMATE in acrylic fine art prints.

Lumachrome luxury fine art prints face-mounted to TruLife Acrylic exceed the limitations of traditional printing processes. Lumachrome prints allow 3D-like details to emerge from the depths of the image. The transparency layer is infused with iridium particles and encapsulated between the TruLife Acrylic and the white poly surface base layer.

Qualities include: • Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs • Superior Color Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints • Incredible 3D Depth and Dimensionality • Unsurpassed Detail and Ability to Hold Highlights • Superior Shadow Luminosity and Detail • Radiant Glowing Response Under Art Lighting

These are face-mounted, UV-protected acrylic prints, frameless, and ready-to-hang. For details, see this page.

If needed, custom sizes also can be provided. Contact Michael if you need a custom size.

Please allow 21 business days for printing, finishing, and delivery.

Select a print size:

Prints are delivered by FedEx and should arrive within 3-4 weeks or sooner. I will email you the tracking link once the print(s) have shipped out.