about the piece
this piece was created using mixed media and a variety of artistic techniques sunny learned as she was first learning to draw. the skull and skeletal body were drawn from a model using a technique called blind contour drawing, where the artist looks only at the subject and draws it without looking at her hand or paper. this practice allows artists to learn to draw what they see rather than what their interpretation of the subject would look like in a 2D space. the background was created using white and black gesso and was drawn over multiple times to add texture and layers to the piece. the hands tied to the heart were the finishing touch used to tie the piece together. this gesture was influenced heavily by sunny's mental state as she transitioned from one part of her life onto the next and allowed herself to open up to new opportunities that came her way.
open edition fine art print. hand signed and authenticated by sunny shan. this one of a kind original piece comes as a gallery quality giclée print available in 2 sizes. the piece is printed using archival ink that gives the illustration vivid color density and is designed to last 100 years. depending on the size, this artwork can fit perfectly into a 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 16 x 20, or 20 x 24 inch frame.
for an additional cost, your print will be coated with a seamless matte invisible glaze that significantly increases the UV resistance and color longevity of your print by providing increased water, scratch, and abrasion resistance.
mat and frame option
for an additional cost, your piece will be professionally mat and framed. this aesthetically enhances the art by adding size, color and depth to what’s being portrayed. this option is highly recommended to extend the lifetime of the fine art print since it will help prevent contact with dirt, dust, mold spores, and atmospheric pollutants.