This image captures the Santa Monica Pier from a unique perspective, distant from the shore. The Pier is a storied landmark - and at over 100 years old, one of the oldest existing structures in Southern California.
The image is printed with UV inks on reclaimed wood siding. The artist collected wood from older white barns across the United States and carefully selected each piece for a specific image. Given the wood’s age and previous use, it is likely to have irregularities such as knots, stains, or an uneven surface. These imperfections add character and patina to this fine work of art.
A visionary artist, Parvez Taj creates uniquely evocative works for the wall. Taj freely mixes media, including photography, software, and acrylics, to achieve his bold effects. He works with UV-cured inks and recycled wood, often reclaimed from rural buildings throughout the U.S., to minimize his impact on the environment. Taj was born in Canada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His works are entirely made in California.