"Lifeboat - surviving trauma, resilience."
- Stephen Spagnoli
Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High-quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
New York, NY
“Art has always been my refuge. I began it as therapy, and it became a narrative, it became a story. I wanted to convey the experience as much as possible, but I didn’t want to scare people away. The content of my work is ‘infused’ with ideas from my living with physical and emotional disability to create an abstract style that hides the pain in aesthetically pleasing images.”
Stephen Spagnoli is a self-taught fine artist as well as a published illustrator, musician, songwriter, teacher, husband, and father. Spagnoli’s paintings are often autobiographical. For many years, he painted to visualize and cope with chronic pain of RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. He used art as an aspect of his therapy but also to spread awareness around the debilitating pain caused by RSD, a relatively unknown disease causing acute pain, swelling, tremors and muscle spasms that can develop from a physical injury.
Spagnoli currently describes his process as working from an intuitive and process-oriented perspective in search of “happy mistakes.” He views himself as an “outsider artist working across multiple disciplines” and is currently an artist in residence at The Living Museum in Queens, New York.
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 5-7 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
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