Peer through an aperture of space and time out from nebulaic layers to the vastness of space. Tiffani created the ZEALLA NEBULA in the spirit of wondrous space exploration unfolding in our time. The nebulae coming out the James Webb infrared telescope show what awaits us out there. In an infinite universe, there is a good chance a nebula very much like this one exists. As you move around in different lighting environments, you see new details of this painting breathe life into the experience in a holographic way that Tiffani layers resin.
- Size: 12″ x 36″
- Sides: Oregon Poplar wood with Japanese style, “Shou Sugi Ban” effect*
- Materials: UV-Resistant, eco-friendly tinted epoxy resin, multilayered for extraordinary depth
*Sides: Originating in 18th century Japan, shou sugi ban is a particularly striking method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. Tiffani captures the look of this ancient tradition by sanding and staining the sides charcoal and rubbing it in to the wood grain leaving a similar effect that robustly complements the otherworldly outreach of her nebula paintings.
**NOTE: This painting is best put in a high light environment so you can see all the details well. The mockup shows a rough estimation of its size in a living space, not exact.
WHAT IS RESIN PAINTING?
You can think of epoxy resin as a sort of liquid glass once it is mixed. After Tiffani mixes the two parts, the clock starts, leaving just about one hour to color the resin, pour it, and paint with it. It is about the consistency of honey while in this state. So she uses a knife and heat implements, like a blow torch, to paint these scenes. At the one-hour mark, it sets into its final form. Each layer takes about 72 hours to fully cure into a brilliant and extremely durable glass-like finish. Most paintings have several layers, creating a depth of field unrivaled by other mediums. You can see through the transparencies of certain areas of these layers to those below making the process almost sculptural. Tiffani is known for using this technique to create her signature immersive look of oceans and nebulae.