Aristotle's Library
  • Aristotle's Library

    "Whenever I look at ruins my first thought is this: ?How could people have built such amazing structures with such primitive tools?? I realized this was a very limiting question that always left me wondering what used to stand in place of the ruins rather than what used to take place in the ruins. I wanted to create an image that alluded to the loss of knowledge as well as the loss of architectural beauty. The spiral staircases winding up like DNA helix's to the sky creates the impression that the structure actually rose up into the heavens, to a place of higher, unearthly knowledge. The tragedy of the ruins is that we can only get a hint of what used to be, both physically and intellectually."

    ~ Michael Joy


    Using the archival Gicl?e printing process, Michael has selected a thick and gorgeous archival (400 gsm) Strathmore water color paper to carry the medium. The textured paper is Ph-neutral, optical brighter additive-free and has a special top coating allowing unprecedented precision, contrast and color saturation for a matte medium. The print is shipped unmatted and ready for professional framing.


    These images, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, have their own individual story. Michael uses the computer to knit together unique imagery not commonly seen together in this context. Whether he uses old images in new ways or mixes new images with vintage images, each collage comes together as one complete graphic concept. Possibly some will bring laughter, some will bring beauty and some will bring contemplation. Hopefully, you will want to bring some prints into your home.

    • About Surreal Collages Fine Art Giclee Prints

      Make your blank wall space, at home or at the office, pop with unique & paradox surreal art prints. Mix, match & play around with themes and sizes. Custom sizes, wholesale orders and personalization is available upon request- message via contact form.

      • Prints are ready to ship within 1-3 business days. This does not include shipping time.
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      • Your received ordered print will not have the watermark
      • Prints are unmatted and do not include frame, unless clearly specified in the product option
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      • All items are made to order and non-refundable
      • Note that actual colors you see on your monitor may differ slightly from those of the print due to variations in monitor settings.