DRUGS Retroflection Circa 1920's cat's eyes marbles vintage reproduction or I can do any other full customization. Each cat eye is 1 1/4 round extremely reflective it can be done in white, red, yellow, blue, orange and black other sizes available upon request. Each individual piece is hand applied and age properly. All emblems are hand mold. You can see videos and more pictures of this creation please contact me Vintage Marquee Art in this case U DRUGS inspired by the piece at The Parker in Palm Springs, that complements any ultimate bar art.
The measurement for this piece is 52X22X4 A little history about Cat's eye marbles reflective pieces. The major change over the years was in the driving publics desire to drive at night. Retroflection was applied to traffic signs in the 1920s; the glass cats eye marbles were embedded in traffic signs.
It was in the 1930s when someone discovered a way to make more of the signs surface reflective by making the marbles smaller reducing them to microscopic glass beads in the paint on the surface of the sign. This was known as beads on paint. This product was extremely low in reflective brightness and rainy conditions made the sign useless because water acted as another lens and scattered light that should have been reflected. Some improvements were made over the years, but it was in the late 1940s when 3M Company coated the glass beads with a tough clear plastic that held the water off the beads and offset the light scattering effect. For the first time the complete surface of the sign became a warning in the dark.
All other sizes also available M A D E I N M I C H I G A N Whether you are looking for a particular piece or to create a full and harmonic palette of color for your home or commercial application, I can assure you that all of your questions will be answered with the same level of care and expertise. Aranacci has been exposed at Artropolis, One of a Kind and galleries throughout the United States. Many of his pieces are now possessed by commercial companies. He started many years ago painting one dimensional pieces then moved to convex canvas, three dimensional art, vitreography(1) and his most current work is vintage marquee art. For the last five years he has worked solely on marquees.This new chapter as an artist has created an explosion of passion within him and his life. Making the same pieces over and over is not art, it is just work. Its about the inspiration and synergy with the project and the client. Creating vintage marquee art is like the anticipation you have at the prelude of a dance but you cannot rush it and you have to be ready to be ready, he says.
In Aranaccis earlier days creating and painting in one dimension was different, he didnt have the multi-layers and dimension that this new era has brought about and its really got his creative juices flowing! When creating every piece of work (which he still calls a canvas) there is so much thought and inspiration that goes into each piece which can be very challenging. Aranaccis creativity flourishes from him as he creates every piece to be bigger and better then the last. It sometimes takes days or weeks to get started in the process of designing a piece. Each piece must appear to have been from the 40s-60s which is a process in itself and requires lighting, texture and applying the ferocity of weathering onto it.
As he is in the process of building the piece, which has already been created as a three dimensional piece in his mind, he sometimes must set the piece aside as a teaser for his creativity. Even though he has a vision in his mind the creativity never ends and he continues to think about how to enhance the piece and what it will look like at the end. No two pieces are exactly the same which is the beauty of his work. The final stage is the epilog of Aranacci. When the walls are up and the bulbs are in like in any of his projects the end result is absolutely amazing!
When the lights finally go on, its like saying, ACTION! And there is no denying that another amazing piece of art has been created by Aranacci.1 Vitreography is a process of drawing and painting on multiple levels of glass. The item "Circa 1920's cat's eye marbles DRUGS aranacci Vintage Marquee art" is in sale since Sunday, January 08, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1970-Now". The seller is "unionpiermichigan" and is located in Union Pier, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.