About Smooth Ink-Jet (Giclée) Art Prints: These Prints prints are very high resolution ink jet prints printed onto thick cotton watercolour paper. They capture every nuance of the original works. These top quality reproduction prints are taken from ultra-high resolution digital files and are simply the best reproduction prints available. If you’re looking for the best – you’ve found it! Each print has a white border and is personally signed by Steve Alexander.
High quality acid free fine art smooth paper of 300gsm, is coated with a unique new ink jet receiving layer that gives a semi-gloss finish to the printed image. The coating is undetectable on the paper until the ink is applied, then it bursts forward with a subtle yet vibrant sheen. The surface coating gives a high depth of colour and is tough and highly resistant to scratches. We have chosen some of our favourite formations from recent years as choices for the prints.
The formation was simply huge, measuring approximately 350ft in diameter and it all but fills the small field in which it appeared. It is a very elaborate design incorporating, leaves, inter-woven circles and much more. The crop is very mature wheat. We flew over this formation several days after its appearance and the design was holding up very well even after a raft of visitors. We flew early in morning and as its often the case in mid-late August there was a striking heat inversion clearly visible in the atmosphere which only added the the ambience of the flight.
As you might imagine, this crop circle has courted some pretty intense controversy with opinion split as to its origins. The design bears a striking resemblance to a logo for American company ‘Mothership Glass’ which makes hand blown glass products. On the other hand, the farmer, his staff and neighbours deny all knowledge of the crop circle until the 12th of August when it was reported and deny that they have been paid or given permission for the crop circle to be made. They also deny seeing anyone in the field at all – which is very near the farm buildings. To be clear, the crop circle is not an exact replica of the Mothership Glass logo, the words have been replaced by a series of very intricate glyphs – 20 in all – and there are several interpretations for these.
This image shows the crop circle in its attending landscape captures the atmosphere, mood and power of the formation while it remained in the field.