We are lucky enough to work on a whale research team here in Maui called the Keiki Kohola Project. Dr. Rachel Cartwright and her crew have been helping the conservation of the Humpback whale population in Hawaiian waters for almost 20 years. Her behavioral research and papers she writes directly help the protection of these amazing animals. We are the "Underwater Data Collectors" and help her document and further understand the whale's behavior from below the surface. We mostly work with mom and calf pairs and this is a perfect example of the pair set against the Maui background, it's also Rachel's favorite. "West Maui Ohana" A portion of the profit from this sale will help fund whale research by the Keiki Kohola Project. This photo was taken under NMFS Permit #10018 & 895-1450 during research activities pursuant to this permit.
Pacific Humpback Whale - Au'Au Channel, Maui - Canon 5dMII - 14mm - Subal Housing
The vibrant look comes from ambient light reflecting off of the aluminum and the ink at the same time which results in the most luminescent art you will ever see. The images are so brilliant that people often ask if there are lights behind them! To top it off, the dye-infused aluminum process has unprecedented archival characteristics that will enable your piece to be radiant for the next 150 years.
Both of our aluminum mounting options have a modern feel and look "frame-less" from the front. There is no need for additional framing, they arrive in your hands, ready to hang.
Euro Mount: This option is frame-less when viewed from straight on but has a frame to edge on the back that is visible from the side that is about 1 1/2 inches thick. We use a double metal frame for added support. Default euro mount color is black but is available in silver as well. Please let us know if you would like the silver option. Euro mounts are usually recommended for larger images but they work well for all sizes. In our galleries, most pieces 12 x 18 and above are displayed with euro mounts.
Float Mount: This option looks like it is literally "floating" about a half inch off of the wall. There is a hanger on the back which you can use to hang the image with a nail or picture hanger. Float mounts are usually recommended for smaller sized images but can also work well for most sizes. At our galleries, most pieces 11x14 and smaller are shown with float mounts.
Both options look amazing, let us know if you have any questions. We would love to help!