By: Aaron Chang
I remember the evening well. Off-shore winds and light clouds, hanging at the bottom of the horizon…
‘If there is a big enough hole in these clouds, the sun will light them up like a torch, igniting the sky,’ I thought as I surveyed the sky late in the afternoon on a crisp fall day.
I headed toward the beach, camera in hand, hoping to see the scene I played out in my mind unfold before me…
On this day, I wanted to capture this moment differently than I ever had before. I wanted the viewer to feel alive when they saw it — smell the salt in the air, hear the sound of the surf and see the perfect symmetry of four waves rolling to shore. As the sun dipped below the horizon, I knew I had captured something truly special.
Fast forward to 2019 — Black Pearls turned out to be one of my best selling images in our gallery history. It definitely appeals to a very discriminating collector.
As an edition of 95, Black Pearls is an incredible value. What this means is that I will only print 95 editions of Black Pearls and 5 Artist Proofs. Many other artists sell editions of 950 and their work is flooding the secondary market…
95 editions allowed us to create true value for the collector, keeping the work off of eBay and Craigslist. I am proud to say that 11 years later, we have achieved that goal. You won’t find my work on the secondary market… and I am hoping the reason why is because the collectors truly love the art and don’t want to part with it.
That being said, there are only a few editions left now of Black Pearls. For those of you who collected it when we first released the edition – congratulations! You truly have a rare gem.
These last few editions are still a great value. Call the galleries to get a price on one of the last editions today. Each piece sold goes up in price at this point. Purely a supply / demand pricing structure.
Thank you all for your unwavering support of my work. I hope it brings you many years of inspiration. Here are some photos of this special release as well as some client installs:
Black Pearls in Living Room
Pano version of Black Pearls above entertainment center
Black Pearls in Dining Room
Black Pearls in customized enclave