Big Cypress Gallery 14 – Platinum Palladium
An exclusive edition of 10 and only available in 30×40” print size. This image was photographed behind the Big Cypress Gallery in 2000, using film with a large-format camera. Big Cypress Gallery 14 was selected by Clyde to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Big Cypress Gallery. It is the largest print in his Platinum Palladium collection. What is Platinum-Palladium Photograph? Clyde sought to create heirloom-quality works. Platinum palladium prints are known to fine art collectors for their beauty, archival permanence, and unique, one-of-a-kind print statement. Platinum-palladium prints date back to the 1850s and are one of the earliest and most stable methods of photographic printmaking. Like gold, but far rarer, platinum and palladium are incredibly stable elements. The platinum and palladium are mixed one drop at a time, creating a solution that results in a UV-sensitive emulsion. The emulsion is then brushed onto Arches Platine 310g high-quality, archival art paper. Hand coating means that each print will be unique. After the paper is coated with the solution, it is allowed to dry, then exposed to UV light, and developed. Archival materials and standards are maintained in every aspect of the process.