ABOUT: Max Zorn's first city of inspiration as an artist was New York, and his initial subjects the vintage cars and classic looks of the Roaring 20s. His figures are a familiar echo from novels by Tom Wolfe, Hemingway and Steinbeck. "Little Five" places us in those nostalgic decades as steam rises from the heated wet streets of New York, the Empire State Building looms in the background as a shadowy figure shuffles forward with his hands in pockets.
MEDIUM: 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.
PROTECTION: 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.