Giclee printed on paper stock: Aquarelle Rag 310gsm
(The finest quality, archival, acid-free paper. Aquarelle Rag is a beautifully textured paper, similar to that of traditional watercolour. It's natural white tone highlights the colour intensity of different pigments, including blacks.)
Printed in England
Authentication label on reverse
Limited Edition of 50
PRINT SIZE (NOT INCLUDING BORDER): 590 x 420mm / 59 x 42cm / 23.2 x 16.5 inches
PAPER SIZE (INCLUDING 15mm BORDER): 620 x 450mm / 62 x 45cm / 24.4 x 17.7 inches
FRAMED SIZE: 714 x 544mm / 71.4 x 54.4cm / 28.1 x 21.4 inches
Please note: Our framers are recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild for their quality because the custom frames have tightly pinned corners, and are made from precision cut wood in England, made bespoke for each order. All our frames are glazed with our Clarity+ Perspex. It's cut from the highest quality acrylic sheet that's both crystal clear, but also safe and filters out 99% of UV light to protect the artwork.
Read more about our FRAMING WORKSHOP here
The Gardeners is a new collection of work by Japanese artist Miku Tsuchiya exclusively for The Shop Floor Project.
These delicate paintings have an almost veil-like quality that Tsuchiya creates with layer upon layer of translucent watercolour washes. There is a stillness to the works, even a monastic quality, with ancient stone-like figures wandering through gardens, picking flowers or sowing seeds.
There is an exploration of the balance between community and solitude within the collection. The simple intimate pleasure of walking bare feet on long grass or smelling a flower is contrasted with the joy of a park full of people, the sounds of laughter and play can almost be heard.
These are peaceful works that have a fascinating strangeness about them. Look for long enough and the motifs, flowers and rocks become sentient beings, each object anthropomorphised so everything in Miku Tsuchiya’s delicate world becomes entangled and interconnected, impossible to separate. Like a poem, these paintings are felt rather than deciphered.