Butterfly Sun by Matthew Long
Matthew Long is a New Jersey native, who has found his home on Maui. His extensive travels throughout the U.S., Mexico and Europe, where he observed many differing cultures, have inspired his unique approach to artistic expression; heavily influenced by elements of Greek and Aboriginal cultures and an abiding love of nature.
His paintings are a form of Pointillism, in which small dots of paint are meticulously placed next to one another to create a much larger image. Matthew finds a sense of nirvana with each dot placed… a rendering in itself.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.