Memphis series note cards


$ 12.00

Scenes from Memphis, capital of the real world, where grit and grind, rhythm and blues, rock and soul all mingle on the mighty Mississippi.

Perfect for a short note of thanks or general greeting, these small, A2-sized folded cards (approximately 4x5 inches, blank inside), printed on soft white cover-weight stock, are reproductions of original photographs by Jennifer Balink. Set of 4 cards, with envelopes, includes 1 each of 4 different images: I-55 bridge, graffiti wall inside the Tennessee Brewery, The Seasons (with tape art installation behind) from Brooks museum, and a courtyard scene from Untapped (revival of the Tennessee Brewery). Designed and packaged in Memphis; printed in Alabama.

ABOUT THE ART

The bridge image is a cyanotype print; cyanotype is an early photographic process that involves paining a light-sensitive coating on paper, placing a negative image directly on the coated paper, exposing it in sunlight, and then developing in water. The finished product is a permanent, deep blue image.

The photo of the statues (The Seasons) at the Brooks museum was taken on the last night of a tape art installation at the museum.

The two images from the Tennessee Brewery were taken when the historic property was slated for demolition and a group of crazy Memphians held a six-week event called Untapped, with thousands of people wandering through for food, fun, fellowship (and, of course, beer). Two of the visitors were intrigued by the idea, bought the property, and redeveloped it. (read more, here: http://www.dcamemphis.com/news/2017/12/7/tennessee-brewery-nears-finish-line-in-transformation-from-relic-to-revival)