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2022 Digital, Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum with Float Back Framing,
High Gloss Finish, Initials Engraved on Front, Certificate of Authenticity with Signature, Title & Date (45 X 30") at $4,300. Edition 1 of 1.

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V E N U S  a.k.a.  I N A N N A

In this Multidimensional Fine Art painting we explore the ancient esoteric wisdom of the goddess "Venus," also known as "Inanna" to the Sumerians, "Aphrodite" to the Greeks, "Ishtar" to the Babylonians, "Isis"  to the Egyptians, and on and on throughout ancient cultures.

Venus  was the Daughter of Heaven and Sea, the child of Uranus and Gaia. She was simultaneously the goddess of both love and war. Records of  Venus-Inanna date back over 6000 years. Recently, archeologists discovered a small statue relief of her in Iraq. 

In the statue (see left), she is clearly wearing goggles, an aviator cap, and strange looking antennae are extending from both sides of her neck, as well as her chin. In addition, she is clearly wearing a tight-fitting suit that is highly functional and perhaps armor-plated.


In the ancient Sumerian, Inanna translates "Queen of Heaven" or "Lady of the Sky."  In the oldest novel ever written, "The Epic of Gilgamesh," an encounter is mentioned where Inanna asks Gilgamesh (who was Jason to the Greeks) to marry her:


Gilgamesh experiences her wrath after he rejects her advances and humiliates her, calling her, among other insulting things, a “shoe that mangles its owner’s foot  . . .  Your price is too high,” Gilgamesh says, only to pay later for his rejection with the death of his best friend, Enkidu. Horrible things repeatedly happen to her ex-lovers and those who refuse to worship her meet with nasty deaths under the strain of war and famine.

Here I've depicted the beautiful Queen of Heaven on a return trip from the skies--walking from her just landed spaceplane which is no doubt armed to the teeth.  As depicted in the recently-discovered ancient Sumerian statue, she adorns the aviator goggles and cap along with the antennae for communication to (no doubt) Mount Olympus----and we've also included lots of other goodies for her as well.

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Aluminum Sublimation
Sublimation onto metal is a new, cutting edge, way to reproduce an image, but has been used in the textile industry for decades. Sublimation itself is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid - skipping the liquid state.The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated aluminum (other substrates such as tile, wood, or glass are also available).The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.


Aluminum Float Backing

Fastening Metal Prints to allow them ready to hang with the illusion of float of the wall. Minimal, contemporary look. The aluminum float back system has a lip which provides for easy wall installments.

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