Mio’s work, perfecting his sublimations on aluminum, escalated over the past 12 years reached his goal, in collaboration with an industrial genius, developing the technology and science of this current process. Him and his colleague were able to achieve the 2000 degree, even temperature necessary to create a perfect, unblemished image using a 40 ton machine. High heat along 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 photograph developed in a darkroom. Mio is the only person to have this unique process/machinery.
The grill on this Venice Beach buggy inspired MIO’s first piece of automotive art. This era’s full-size sedan was an exercise in both chrome and curb weight, at home on mean and not-so-mean streets of Ft Lauderdale or Oakland. Big cars were for the man who had everything and no worry about where to park.
42in x 90in image, 48in x 96in metal
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