Storm Thorgerson talks about creating this album artwork, "Richard Wright, fabled keyboard player from popular rock and roll ensemble Pink Floyd, made a solo album in 1996. Apart from the hallmarks of his lyricism and keyboard swashes, the theme of the album concerned, narratively speaking, the emotional breakdown of someone, occasioned by some unstated trauma followed by subsequent attempts at recovery. In essence there was a time before and a time after the breakdown - the former characterised by a wholeness and the latter by a broken quality. We imagined a human figure that was half natural and half fractured, yet being one and the same person. They say work begets work and this design was an adaptation of an uncompleted earlier idea about a magic disc through which one could pass as if through a time gate, from one zone to another. For Rick’s record we saw a woman divided by a disc of water, being whole and natural as she dived in, legs of flesh and bone, but fractured as she came though the other side, the upper body now made of broken china. It seemed an elegant and lyrical way of suggesting a breakdown, in sympathy with the music, and appropriate that the fractured half was literally made of pieces of broken china like a cracked jug (the back cover was the reverse, broken china legs and flesh or mended upper body to indicate the recovery). Also appropriate that the trauma was represented by a disc of water, not something heavy and dark, but more lyrical and liquid like the music."
This is a limited edition of 20 prints. The remaining prints available in the edition are numbered and come complete with a certified Storm Thorgerson estate stamp.
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A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print.
This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
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