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Tree of Life

Gregory Noblin
Ugallery 5345173953 UGallery

Digital print with pigment inks, watercolor, acrylic, tempera on Wood New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on back


31" h x 31" w x 2.5" d |16 lbs. 15 oz.

In stock $2,775



Inspired by the images of the movie "The Fountain" I wanted to create a classic "Tree of Life" surrounded by a bubble to illustrate the concept of several things. First is the obvious "living in a bubble" aspect people can sometimes unknowingly fall into, an insulated experience where comfort is kept near and an artificial boundary created to keep undesirable things afar. Inside this bubble circle is a tree, a tree that can only grow to the limits of the walls of the enclosure.  Also, the bubble is a circle, the circle of life. A symbol of birth, experience, death repeated throughout nature.

As with all my work, the presentation of this piece is to create a vintaged, found, look and feel. The intent is to make the physicality of the work to feel hand made, a bit rough, and appear as if it were old and found somewhere. When I get an idea, I source all the materials I need to complete the scene. This means photographing the elements needed to construct the image, then combining them in Photoshop. Next I print the image over several sheets of paper and cut them into squares by hand. I then mount the squares to wood panel, at times handmade. I fill in the gaps with paint and give a top texture layer with semi-gloss gel medium.

This piece is comprised of a giclée print, K3 pigment inks, PVA, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, and gel medium on a cradled panel with finished black sides.  It comes ready to hang.

Gregory Noblin

Norcross, Georgia

The panels devised by mixed-media artist Gregory Noblin are steeped in fable and fantasy. Gregory closely connects his subject matter with childhood, and turning imagined stories into a visual reality. When he envisions a scene, he begins by photographing the elements needed to construct the image and combining them in Photoshop. He then cuts and assembles the piece by hand, adding further details with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint. “The physical nature of the work is the intentional effort to make it look vintage and worn,” says Gregory. The final images are at once whimsical and surreal, each with an underlying metaphor or meaning.

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Gregory Noblin 6/3/2018 | 9:43 AM

It really depends on what it is. I've found it's difficult to match the vision in someone else's mind with my methods. For example, someone has an idea of a complete picture in their mind. In that image there's a bicycle. If I cannot find the exact bicycle they have envisioned then the image isn't right. If the commission is more vague with some general guidelines it opens everything up a bit. If you have some general idea or specifics on the concept you have in mind I could give a more definitive answer. In the past, the only commissions I've done are another piece of an existing one but in a greatly different size or orientation.

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K Witsoe 6/2/2018 | 7:58 PM

Do you do commissioned artwork?

Gregory Noblin 3/16/2018 | 10:50 AM

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy it.

E Wilkinson 3/15/2018 | 9:43 PM

Set Sail comments: looks amazing! Thanks again for the fast turn around time, can't wait to show this off at our new place! I've always loved contemporary surrealism set in nature.


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