Max Zorn's inspiration is a blurred dream of old Americana, film noir, European beauty and storytellers of the Lost Generation of writers, from Steinbeck to Hemingway. "Anchored for the night" shows perfectly Zorn's ability to eclipse decades of a city within an artwork and seamlessly blend the edges with nostalgic sepia tones to place a colorful South Florida city like Miami within a water reflection diluting its modernity into a soft, subtle sailing foreground as it drifts below the clouds and among the still palm trees.
This artwork is made from only layers of sepia-toned and colored packing tape on top of acrylic glass. The tape is hand cut by the artist, with no photo reference and no pre-sketch. The LED light behind the sheet of acrylic glass illuminates the different layers, creating different tones.
All Max Zorn tape artworks are sealed air tight by a sealant and a permanent opaque back sheet behind it to prevent exposure to dust, dryness and humidity. LED lights are low-voltage to avoid any heat, and every artwork has a UV protected acrylic glass in the front. LED frame and CoA included.