'End of the Road' was created with, says Max, 'the California coastline meets John Steinbeck's 1945 novel 'Cannery Row'' in mind. A classic Max Zorn artwork made only our of colored packing tape, melting the decades with a nostalgic twist of sepia-toned sand, sky, and moody lanterns on a pier echoing Santa Monica and the end of Route 66 (of which the artwork name is inspired by).
The subject, sitting on a stack of whiskey crates, 'seems to have reached the end of the road in his own way' says the artist.
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.