Photographer Maxwell Alexander has a keen eye when it comes to integrating powerful emotions and visual imagery—an eye that often transcends dimensions and different mediums, prominently displayed in his new series of fine art still-life sculpture photography.
A few years back, Maxwell Alexander created a series of sculptures inspired by the idea of mind travel through the Universe. He initially planned to produce a commercial run of these pieces to sell as home decor. However, as he was pulled in multiple directions by the rapidly growing collective of Duncan Avenue brands, Maxwell put his passion project on hold until further notice.
Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space
by Mick Stahlberg, Contributing Editor, Lifestyle and Wellness
Many of the original pieces were sold with the properties that housed them, but Maxwell eternalized his collection in a series of fine art photographs that breathed new life into each sculpture. Maxwell has channeled the elegance and energy of the original pieces into fine art photo prints. And the collection remains alive and well in 2D. You can now enjoy these prints at home in a variety of sizes fit for any room or office. The impact that wall decor can have on a room goes well beyond the bounds of visual appeal.
Wall decor is a dominant factor in setting the mood and tone of a space. The aesthetics of Maxwell’s new collection are meant to bring elements of peaceful harmony with the solid yet comforting and infinite rounded edges, shapes, and surfaces. This effect is embodied perfectly in his original piece, “The Other Side,” which offers a powerful introduction to the still life print series. There are so many others to explore depending on what kind of emotions you’re looking to evoke in your space. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
As artists, hobbyists, and gallery-goers alike, art has a therapeutic nature that takes us on a journey of self-discovery. This is true whether we are studying an exhibit at MoMA or glancing at wall art on canvas in between sales calls. Art therapy has gained a lot of traction in the psychological community for its ability to improve cognitive/sensorimotor function, increase self-awareness, and promote emotional resilience. At the same time, watching the soap canvas your windshield in a drive-thru car wash, we believe therapy—art therapy more specifically—is all around us, sometimes we just have to look.
Through the literal interpretation of those two words, art therapy does not have to be an exclusively proactive experience. Art’s therapeutic nature comes solely from the process of eliciting unfiltered responses from the person who is engaged with it. How much further we want to take it is up to us. The fundamental pillars that make art therapy effective are present in everybody’s work, regardless of an audience’s level of engagement. That is why hanging wall decor in your home or office can induce feelings of meditation and relaxation, even from the peripheral.
The prints in Maxwell’s collection highlight the explicit detail of the hand-carved from the plaster of Paris. They capture the glowing reflections of the acrylic paint and gold leaf finish in a way that brings radiance and warmth to the spaces they occupy. Every selection has a unique and vibrant character of its own. And the powerful colorways amplify the emotional impact these sculptures make in a broad spectrum of angles and light scenarios.
Maxwell Alexander’s collection of still life fine art photo prints is the perfect addition to any bedroom, family room, or office. Enjoy the calming aura of these one-of-a-kind sculptures as they bring your wall decor ideas to life. Transform the look of your home with the simple, contemporary look of frameless canvas prints, and make sure to take a look at the rest of Maxwell’s inspirational print collection online.