“The process of sublimation started to crystallize into a personal alchemy of healing that focuses on how to see things and looking for things that are finer, deeper or behind the surface.”- Mio
Mio’s work, perfecting his sublimations on aluminum escalated over the past 12 years riching his goal in collaboration with an industrial genius developing the technology and science of this current process. His colleague left California in order to be able to achieve the 2000 degree, even temperature necessary to create a perfect, unblemished image. The high heat in combination with 60,000 lbs of pressure vaporize the pigment on the film, baking and embedding it permanently into anodized aluminum, a somewhat porous metal losing any pixels, changing the technology from digital to an image that equals or surpasses the quality of a photographs developed old-style, in a darkroom. And the 40 ton machine is unique in the world.
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