All images are printed on fine art, heavy stock, high quality Archival papers using a major professional printing facility. In most cases, printing is accomplished using the Canon IPF8300 printer using Canon Lucia inks.
Mats and backings, if ordered, are strictly museum quality and acid free for the protection of the image. With proper care, ZIP ART images should last a lifetime.
I stress the fact that any of my images are available in paper, canvas or metal, and in any size that suits the buyer. Each order is handled personally. Please see the ORDER page for details on purchasing an image.
George "Zip" André
After nearly seven decades as a pilot, serving as a international airline captain, a test pilot at the edge of space, racing, airshows, and combat in the skies over Vietnam, I am fulfilling a long-time dream of making art.
Having had a lifetime of viewing Earth from high altitudes and speeds, my images are an attempt to slow down the passage of time and space; to focus on architectural details and current conditions of those depression-era structures that are - coincidentally - about the same age I am.
I favor black and white compositions, because to me, they more closely represent the feeling of times past; they also distill compositional elements in a way that emphasizes the play between light, shadow, shapes, patterns, and textures. This includes an appreciation for the patterns and order of man-made or natural arrangements of repeated elements, symmetric or not, with a strong geometric flavor.
My images do not necessarily portray an object or place, but is hopefully viewed as an ordered montage of shapes, hues, and lights.