We are entering new territory.
I had an inquiry recently from a healthcare provider far far away wanting to know if there were any I Am More portraits available for purchase that they could display for their patients to inspire them. Well…there aren’t…yet. All of the portraits from the original series of 16 and the new 20 I Am More: Massachusetts will be given as gifts to the subjects or their families after the displays are over. But to say, “No, sorry I have nothing to offer to inspire your patients,” just seemed wrong. That’s where Cape Ann Giclée comes in.
My thought was, if I could reproduce the portraits and essays and ship them as fine art prints to anyone interested, the message of I Am More could be spread, and the sales could benefit the project. But having no knowledge of the printing process, I needed a lesson, so my good friend and portrait subject Donna took me to meet Anna and James at Cape Ann Giclée (pronounced jee-clay). They explained the image capture process, showed me the papers and print quality and said they would be happy to create an I Am More page on their website where the prints could be ordered directly.
So now the question is, are people interested? Do you know of healthcare providers, businesses, schools or organizations who would be interested in creating a permanent I Am More display of one or more portraits in their facility? Or would you enjoy owning one of the portraits? All of the profits would go back into the project for future portraits and displays.
The portraits and essays would be from the original 16 portraits for now (pending the subjects’ approval); the new 20 would come later. A 16×20 museum quality reproduction (unframed) would be $130, and the essay can be sent in a free PDF for printing, or purchased as a removable decal. The image capture process would begin when I receive the first order.
Let me know your thoughts. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below. Thanks for your input!