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White Rose

White Rose 29The rose is one flower that has a rich history, compared to any other flower. For centuries, the rose has been used to symbolize the deep feelings of love and pure emotions. It conveys more than could be spoken through words. It has been a symbol of confidentiality, that gave rise to the Latin phrase sub rosa. This simply means something spoken in secret. The meanings of the white rose in myths and legends are aplenty. According to Greek mythology, all roses were originally white in color. It then magically developed in other colors, tones, and hues. When Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, was pricked by its thorn, her blooded dripped on the white petals, turning them red. When a beautiful maid kissed it lovingly, it blushed, and turned pink. Hence, these myths and legends point towards the loss of innocence. As a result, this white variety stands for innocence and purity. This flower also represents truth, silence, secrecy, reverence, humility, charm, and youthfulness. A single white rose stands for simplicity, while one in full bloom says, “I love you”, or “You are heavenly”.  The White Rose..one of the oldest varieties of this flower has long inspired poets, artists and couples in love with its simple, elegant beauty. We wanted to create one using a white and black layered acrylic so once the top layer was engraved the black underneath came through which allowed the definition in the petals to pop right off the surface. See more pics here

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London Sign

Camera 360London was founded by the Romans about 50 AD. Its name is derived from the Celtic word Londinios, which means the place of the bold one. London, the capital city of England and the UK, has a history dating back over 2,000 years. During this time, it has grown to become one of the most significant financial and cultural capitals of the world. It has experienced plague, devastating fire,civil war,aerial bombardment and terrorist attacks. The City of London is its historic core and today is its primary financial district, though it now represents a tiny part of the wider metropolis of Greater London. This script filigree style etching was done on a piece of black cast acrylic which really allows all the tiny details in the lines work to really show through off the surface. This etching was really enjoyable to do as the lines and swirls in the font really capture you and draw you in. See more pics here

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The Joker

The JokerThe Joker is a fictional character, a comic book supervillian appearing in publications by DC Comics. Throughout his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a highly intelligent and master criminal. Originally introduced as a psychopath with a warped,sadistic sense of humor,the character has became a goofy prankster, before returning to his darker roots. As Batman’s nemesis, Joker has been a part of many of the defining stories of that character and there has been several different tales but the most common is he fell into a tank of chemical waste which bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and his lips bright red. As archenemy of the superhero Batman, the Joker had to be included into the comic book collection but this time we decided to do the etching on black cast acrylic which shows every little detail brilliantly. The highlight for me doing the Joker was hes teeth and eyes which every gives him character. See more pics here.

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