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Out To Sea Panoramic

Scripps Pier | San Diego, California

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Year Built: 1987-1988
Architect: Ferver Engineering
Construction firm: Kiewit Pacific Company

Namesake: Named for Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), the most significant donor to the institution in its formative years. Born in London, Ellen emigrated to the United States with her father in 1844, and grew up on a farm in Illinois. She attended Knox College in Illinois. In 1866, she joined her brother James in his newspaper business, and later she worked with her younger half-brother E.W. Scripps in his newspaper business. E.W. settled in the San Diego area about 1890, and Ellen built a house in La Jolla soon after that.

Never married, and wealthy from funds derived from the family newspaper businesses and from inheritance from another brother George, she became a major benefactor in La Jolla and elsewhere. In its earliest years, Ellen provided generous funds for the Marine Biological Association, served on its board, and gave it a large endowment. An unassuming person, she preferred that the institution be named for her brother George, but the University of California chose the overall Scripps surname in 1912. Finally, in 1988, the pier was named for this remarkable woman.

History: The original Scripps Pier, built in 1915-1916, was a 1,000-foot-long facility for acquiring clean seawater for the campus laboratories and the public aquarium. Ellen Browning Scripps provided all of the money ($36,000) for its construction. That structure—well built for its day, with reinforced concrete and wooden pilings and a wooden deck—survived many years and storms, but extensive repairs were made to it in 1926 and 1946.

Major concerns about the soundness of the old pier finally led to its total replacement. The modern pier, which is 1,090 feet long, was built of reinforced concrete alongside the original pier, which was then removed.

PLATINUM SERIES | LUMACHROME TRULIFE® ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO HANG

PLATINUM SERIES | LUMACHROME TRULIFE® ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO HANG

The most luxurious gallery quality pieces that I offer, proprietary Lumachrome Acrylic Fine Art prints, are unmatched in both handcrafted artistry and visual excellence. The work itself is composed first as an iridium infused transparency, that is then incapsulated between a white poly base layer and museum grade Trulife® acrylic glass. TruLife® is a crystal clear, scratch resistant and non-reflective acrylic glass that allows exacting detail and vibrancy to shine through without distraction.

This masterly crafted work of art is then adhered to a second sheet of acrylic glass, thoroughly isolating it from all elemental damage. Finally, the artwork is finished with an Italian made Ramino frame by Roma Moulding recessed on the reverse, creating a ready to hang piece of unrivaled quality and exquisite beauty.

Fine Art prints produced this way show incredible visual depth and an almost 3d quality full of high definition details, beautiful tonal transitions and incredibly vibrant colors. Light that falls across and reflects off of the face of artwork is visually "trapped" within the acrylic glass and when properly lit, appears to be illuminated or back-lit. Lumachrome Acrylic prints have a silver, almost pearl-like luminescence that adds to the overall luxury feel of these incredible pieces. As various qualities of changing light fall across the walls of your home, the luminescence of the art changes as well, bringing the work to life before your very eyes.

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DIAMOND SERIES | ROMA FRAMED LUMACHROME ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO HANG

DIAMOND SERIES | ROMA FRAMED LUMACHROME ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO HANG

The ultimate Museum Quality pieces that I offer are Lumachrome TruLife® Acrylic Prints externally finished with handmade ROMA Moulding Italian wood frames and linen liners in your choice of color. This external framing option adds a dynamic and rich luxurious look and feel to your fine art piece with breathtaking results. Framed pieces are finished with a 3" linen liner and a 4" frame of your choice adding a total of 14" to both the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the piece. Custom moulding options may also be available by request. Handcrafted In The USA.

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GOLD SERIES | FUJIFLEX CRYSTAL ARCHIVE ACRYLIC FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO HANG

FujiFlex Crystal Archive Super-Gloss Acrylic Prints have a reduced investment cost when compared to my Lumachrome TruLife® Acrylic pieces. FujiFlex Super-Gloss is a fine art photographic paper with a white polyester base providing unmatched levels of surface gloss, sharpness and color depth. Produced by Fujifilm, this incredible silver halide photographic paper creates a visual depth and clarity that is particularly beautiful with rich, saturated imagery. My FujiFlex Acrylic Prints are face-mounted to .08" acrylic glass before being back-mounted with an aluminum and polyethylene substrate called DiBond. TruLife® acrylic is not used with these pieces and an aluminum recessed frame is used instead of Roma Ramino. The image quality is comparable to Lumachrome, with a notable cost reduction due to support materials used. Handcrafted In The USA.

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SILVER SERIES | CHROMALUXE FINE ART METAL PRINTS | READY TO HANG

ChromaLuxe is an aluminum substrate with a very fine multiple layer polymer finish that contains a specialized, formulated coating providing the foundation for a visually stunning and durable fine art print. Essentially a thin sheet of aluminum, ChromaLuxe prints are also surprisingly light with durability unmatched in fine art printing. ChromaLuxe prints are produced using a technology called sublimation, where inks are infused directly into specially coated metal sheets, creating images with stunning color, vibrancy and resolution. ChromaLuxe panels are scratch, fade, water and flame resistant. Requiring nothing more than simple glass cleaner, they are effortless to clean as well. Handmade in the USA.

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FUJI CRYSTAL ARCHIVE PEARL FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO FRAME

FUJI CRYSTAL ARCHIVE PEARL FINE ART PRINTS | READY TO FRAME

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper marks a new era in the printing of high quality glossy digital images. Pearl-like crystals give silver halide color prints a specific luster, creating a distinctive pearl-like appearance, sure to capture viewer attention! Produced by Fujifilm, this incredible silver halide photographic paper creates a visual depth and clarity that is particularly beautiful with rich, saturated imagery.

The Fuji Pearl Fine Art photographic prints that I produce are dry mounted to 2mm Styrene, a super smooth plastic mounting substrate that resists warping, making it an excellent choice for providing rigidity to prints that will be framed. These prints are only available is sizes up to 36" wide. Handcrafted In The USA.

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