On the Trail to the Superstitions - Ink Fusion by artist JimRode
fridaynightart in Arizona
As you head North towards the Superstitions, your trailer in tow you will notice you've lost cell phone service. If there wasn't slow traffic in front, you'd think you were alone. Car trouble would leave you at the mercy of luck, God, or the devil.
They say that so many people have died in these mountains, lost in search of the gold the lost Dutchman mine, that sunlight has melted their bodies to the bones. The melt of the flesh leaves the air blue with regret.
Chromatic Aberration outlines the mountain as if in mirage. Squinting, you push your shapes closer to your eyes. Your knuckles grow white on the wheel as the traffic lumbers. You blow a breath through your lips. Only going 40 on the highway will add time, but just keep moving and the ghosts can't reach out to grab you.
Archival inks are applied to a mylar before layered onto a buffed sheet of aluminum. The artist's rendition is then burned at 400º to fuse the image to the aluminum. A wall hanger is attached to the rear so that the piece can be displayed in the office or home collection quickly. Jim Rode will sign the work unless you request the signature on the back of the aluminum.
20x24 ink fusion aluminum
Jim Rode’s FridayNightArt is a listed member of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)