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.
Etchilhampton (2) 2015: This fantastic formation appeared in the same field as the formation of the 4th of the August. This circle measure approximately 220ft in diameter and is in a field of fully mature wheat. Etchilhampton Hill has hosted many crop circles over the years and the views from the top of monument hill are outstanding and highly recommended. It might be tempting to identify this formation as illustrating nine-fold geometry, but this would be premature. The 360 degrees of the circle is divided by eighteen and the six pointed stars with a hexagon at their centre are given a kind of perspective by the fact that they are positioned in each of the eighteen slices of the circle – in which each slice gets wider the nearer it gets to the perimeter of the circle. This is a fascinating and highly original use of shape. The number nine is of course at work, as the formation is made from a standing and flattened duality – ergo nine standing, nine flattened. Eighteen is of course also three times six. So six, nine and eighteen are the key numbers. There are two curious standing elements in this design, that look as though they should have been flattened to compete the pattern, might this also been seen as symbolic of the idea of threshold, rather than completion, or might there be some numerical symbolism? You can read more about this crop circle here.
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.