Alain Briot Print of the Month Collection
Print of the Month Photograph Number Two Hundred and Three

Ancient Bristlecone
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The Photograph
The 203rd Alain Briot Print of the Month Collection photograph is titled Ancient Bristlecone. This photograph was taken at the top of the White Mountains, in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada. This tree is located in the Patriarch Grove where some of the most amazing Bristlecone Pines are found. Bristlecones grow in some of one of the most inhospitable locations, in rocky soil devoid of any other vegetation, and yet they live up to 4000 years or longer. Some call them Methuselahs in reference to their age.

I decided to create this image in black and white to better show the shape of the tree and its apparent lack of life, even though it is not dead. Its limbs and trunk are shaped by ice and snow and its outline against a pure black sky makes it look like it exists in the vacuum of space, the glow along the horizon and the small amount of vegetation in the hills behind it being the only indication that this is earth and not some distant planet.

The Print
This photograph is available framed and unframed. It is hand signed on the mat and the print.

The print is matted museum-style in a mat hinged to the backing board. The print is attached to the mat with plastic corners, meaning that no tape touches the print. The print is not dry mounted because dry mounting is not reversible. The mounting technique we use is totally archival because the print can be removed from the mat simply by lifting it off. This also means that the print will not wrinkle or warp depending on the humidity level because it has room to expand freely not being attached with tape. This 100% archival mounting is used by museums worldwide and is preferred to all other types of matting and mounting.

If you order it framed the frame is a handmade Mahogany Finish Frame. The moulding is truly magnificent and does emphasize the beauty of this image. The photograph I took of the moulding show very closely how beautiful this presentation is. However, these pieces looks much better in reality than a web photograph can show! You just won't believe your eyes when you receive yours. All the framing materials used are Museum Quality, archival supplies. All my work is guaranteed for life in regard to fading and damage caused by framing materials.

Framed pieces are delivered in a stunning mahogany finish frame.

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