Kelsey's blanket chest or hope chest has Mark Sussino's autumn fly fishing scene giclee printed on three sides. Also functions as a bench. High quality craftsmanship and famous artwork make unique home decor furniture. Lid is strengthened with 3 strakes. Measures 48x19x20. The lid is connected with 3 L shaped hinges which are connected with five screws. Easy to assemble in 45 minutes, weighs 40 pounds. Two piston dampers soften the lid closing to protect fingers. Artist - Mark Sussinno
subject matter - Fly fishing for trout
*Giclee – An art curator term which denotes the highest quality printing process. The process is unlike ordinary printers. The pigments, not inks, are richer and produce a print that looks almost like the original painting. Most people have to look several times to see it is only a print. The original painting has to be scanned with a high resolution scanners, producing a digital file often several hundred megabytes in size so that every brush stroke is captured and then reproduced.
Additional notes on Mark Sussinno - He likens his painting in the following words... "suggesting the sense of light and space of the shallow-water aquatic environment, but I also feel the need to present the fish themselves such that they are recognizable to the average fisherman, who is most familiar with how a fish looks when it is out of water. When painting fish (either in oils or acrylics), my main focus is on creating an interesting abstract arrangement of shapes, colors, textures, and patterns, which I hope will also convey a more or less convincing impression of an underwater scene."