Spirit of the Sonoran Desert

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Spirit of the Sonoran Desert

Mustangs are descendants of Spanish, or Iberian, horses that were brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The name was derived from the Spanish word mustengo, which means “ownerless beast”.  Once escaped, these horses evolved without the influence of man and through survival of the fittest, evolved into the incredibly durable and tough breed we know today. The word Mustang or Wild Horse is used interchangeably.

Tracing the Salt River wild horses back, historic records indicate that in 1687 Missionary Father Eusebio Keno journeyed to Southern Arizona (then Sonora) Due to his efforts, missions and stockyards were developed, he reportedly left hundreds of horses and cattle at each mission. His many expeditions on horseback covered over 50,000 square miles. He had 6 succesful missions in Arizona including in Phoenix. Father Kino remained in southern Arizona until his death in 1711. (source; Architect of the Capitol, Washington D.C.).

Around the 1930’s Arizona had an estimate half million wild horses and after round ups and slaughters there are now less than 500 remaining.

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Chomaluxe HD Metal Prints are a dye-sublimation printing process. The color dyes are infused on to a specially coated metal. The results are outstandingly clear and vibrant with exceptional detail and resolution.

We utilize a 2mm black Styrene backing and finished with a black Metal Inset Frame.

Tru Life Acrylic Mount

If the absolute best is what you seek, look no further than Tru Life Acrylic Prints.

Tru Life Acrylic Prints feature a Antireflective and scratch resistance acrylic face, Lumachrome Print, a 3mm DiBond Aluminium backing with a Super HD 1.375″ ROMA back mounted floating frame for epic sizes up to 60″ x 120″ capacity.

Lumachrome prints offer the greatest color depth of any print material available today. This special printing process surpasses Fujiflex Prints that are traditionally used for museum quality prints.

Sometimes you just want something specific. Framing, even bigger prints, triptych prints, or you need assistance with image selection. Most of time we can handle your custom requests via email or over the phone.

Acrylic prints may reach up to 60×120″ and Metal Prints may reach up to 48×96″. We reserve sizes larger than published online to private consultations.