THE STORY OF "LA FIORAIA":
She is a woman, contemplating her life, as she steps toward an isle. Emotions swirl around her. Memories, stories, symbols, hopes and dreams. At the end of the isle, she sees a beautiful cage, arranged for her since birth.
And she stops.
Behind her, she feels the world. Just a few more strides in front of her, is the cage. What to do? She looks back at the world again, then once more at the end of the isle. Following her deepest self, she turns around to the great big world.
And she runs.
Heading toward a life of her own, she sheds her jewels, her lace, and her façade. As if she has been lifted by wings, she spreads her soul across the earth, and finally, she is free...
And she blooms.
Dr Franky Dolan
THE CUSTOM MATTED, HAND EMBELLISHMENT PROCESS:
MATTED 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24: Sizes indicate the outer measurements of the mat board. The images fit at a proportionate ratio, slightly smaller than the mat board. This allows for keeping the full painting image, as opposed to cropping out part of the image to fit into standard frames.
*STAGE 1: An authentic cloth canvas print is created from an original Dr Franky Dolan painting.
*STAGE 2: The canvas print is lightly painted over, and hand embellished with extra focus in random spots, by Dr Dolan himself. The same paints as the first original painting, are used to embellish the canvas print.
*STAGE 3: We then make it much easier for you, and much more beautiful, by custom-fitting an extra-heavy bright white mat board, measuring 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 or 18x24, depending on the size that you order. We fit the image between a beveled-border mat and a full back mat board.
TIME: The overall process takes approximately 1-2 weeks to complete. If you are needing a fast turn-around, we will do whatever we can to accommodate your needs.
SHIPPING: We then skillfully wrap and professionally pack each painting, adding bonus cards with the story of your image, and information about the cause that your purchase supports. Upgraded Priority shipping is included as well for extra care and speedy delivery! -Free shipping on additional items placed in the same order!
DETAILS: A real canvas print, hand embellished and signed by the artist, along with highest quality custom-fit front and back matting, is normally incredibly expensive. We do it all in-house ourselves. The end result creates a whole new uniquely original art piece, ever so slightly different than the first original. You will receive the only one of its kind in the world! The final masterpiece painting includes a legal *certificate of authenticity* and an original signature painted on by Dr Franky Dolan himself!