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Étoile de la mer
Louvre, Paris, France


Gaétan Caron

Entitled Étoile de la mer, this archival photo was taken of a digitally printed photograph wheat pasted to board and altered by the elements on the San Francisco gallery rooftop as part of Caron’s art installation, Ancestral. The original image is a detail of an Italian primitive painting taken at the Louvre in Paris, France. The photo is from the Mère et mer series by contemporary Mendocino/Bay Area artist, Gaétan Caron (b. 1964), co-founder of Lost Art Salon in San Francisco. This series is inspired by Gaétan's relationship with his mother as it provided him softness and creativity in life metaphorically represented by the ebb and flow of the sea. Gaétan lives and works in his off-the-grid home located in an heirloom orchard in the Mendocino hills of Northern California, a stone's throw from the wild California Coast. His work documents the textures, colors, forms, as well as monochromatic shadows and reflections found in the natural world through contemporary abstract, botanical, still life, landscape, seascape, and Fine Art photography. A French speaking native of Québec, Canada, Gaétan returns back East regularly, traveling also across Europe, especially France, and to Hawaii for artistic inspiration. His favorite tropical island in Hawaii is the Big Island where Gaétan likes to go once a year in the winter to get his fill of the fire, air, water and earth energy he recognizes as particularly powerful for his art. 

Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for printing and framing before a piece is shipped.

Archival Photograph on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Metallic Rag Paper
16"x17.5" framed, 5"x6.25" unframed

Signed, dated and titled on the back of the photo. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a matte black finish using archival matting and spacers behind conservation clear glass. Also available in a contemporary solid maple frame option.