Bougainvillea Galaxie

by Jessica Zollman

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Artist Statement

A corner of Echo Park in Los Angeles captured from the window of a moving vehicle in the summer of 2016.The Ford Galaxie disappeared and the bougainvillea bush has been cut back to a stump in the time since this was captured.

Why We Love It

Zollman shot Bougainvillea Galaxie a few summers ago in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood, from the window of a moving vehicle. There’s something very SoCal about a car-window capture, something that calls to mind scenic rides and coastal road trips. That it’s a car-window capture of a car doubles down on the vibe. This Ford Galaxie’s lovingly scuffed exterior suggests it’s seen several languid, late-night drives itself, and since it’s a vintage model it places the viewer in the nostalgic past. (Its name was also a marketing ploy to benefit from the hubbub around the Space Race, drumming up serious early ‘60s energy.) The Galaxie is the designated storyteller here, passively carrying the narrative as it sits parked in a quiet corner partially shaded under a magenta cloud of bougainvillea. That vivid, vining nebula, however, is arguably the star of this image as it scrambles skyward over a cinderblock wall. It’s looming presence has a surreal quality, a hovering heavenly body ... Read more on the blog! 

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta

Edition Structure:
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 250
16"x16" | edition of 25
20"x20" | edition of 10
30"x30" | edition of 5

Jessica Zollman

Jessica Zollman, also known as "Jayzombie," is a self-taught photographer from San Francisco who is currently based in Los Angeles, California. A love of photography since childhood and an established career in the tech industry lead Jessica to a role as Instagram's fifth employee, serving as their Community Evangelist for nearly two years. In 2013 she set out on her own to pursue her passion for taking pictures full-time. Since then, she's had images featured in Apple's award-winning "World Gallery" campaign. Jessica's work is often a reflection of her personality or mood. She's drawn to vibrant colors, straight lines, geometric... Read More
patterns, and nature in unnatural settings.
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