Precious Memories™

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The Tribute Master

Jason Savage in his Zoot Suit.My work can be summed up in a few sentences. The collage format depicted as puzzle pieces is my trademark. Images in some pieces have superimposed, embossed and blended, hand drawn Gothic letters that impart a message to the viewer. They are not that easy to read. That’s the challenge.  I’m Jason Savage – the Tribute Master. I have always been intrigued by puzzles. Several years after displaying my kinetic resin sculptures in the Spoleto Festival USA 1979, I began designing ciphers that use symbols to represent letters.

Ocracoke Island TributeIn 2001, I did my first Gothic puzzle featuring one of my favorite island locations – Ocracoke, NC. I wanted a distinctive way to remember the different venues and a unique format to impart a personal message. I wanted people to look at the imaging from two totally different perspectives. This design led to further refinements and ways to create different puzzle pieces.

These memories, as you will see, can be developed in many ways. The Gothic element (hand drawn Gothic letters) is incorporated to impart a personal message. The letters can be blended into the piece, as they are in the Ocracoke Puzzle, or they can be placed in the borders. These compilations are designed to capture a person’s memories – their loves, their loses, their successes. Or they can reflect history.

They represent a point or points in time. The puzzle theme reflects memories as a compilation of pieces. These canvas heirlooms can be passed down through generations.

I am now getting back to my original development of linear graphic compositions. I moved away from that endeavor years ago, but I intend to resurrect it. Read more about the effort here.  

I coined my compilations Resolvative Art. “Resolve: noun – a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.” The action is reading or deciphering the piece. The use of simulated puzzle pieces along with Gothic lettering is my trademark.

If a design is a solo commission, the one-off print is an Original Digital Art Giclée. The owner of the original decides what is to be done with the digital files. The files can be destroyed, or I can archive the files in case the original gets destroyed and the owner wants to replace it. Photographs are supplied by the client, or I can do the photography if the piece is about an event. Pricing depends on many factors including the number of images, overall size, imaging (digital, scanned, photography), etc.

Pricing estimate for a one-off, Precious Memories™ Original Digital Giclée:  This pricing example assumes a 24″ x 30″ piece having 24 images that were taken with a digital camera, so no scanning or retouching is required. The original Giclée is printed on archival Lyve canvas. A piece with those specifications would cost $1,850 not including Shipping & Handling. That assumes all photos and captions can be delivered via CD or zip file. Contact me about your Precious Memories™ Giclée.

Review more of my work at my online gallery:

TigersTime Studios

The Precious Memories artwork honors my mother's life beautifully! Not only that, but this is a keepsake that will hang in my home for generations to come.
The Tribute Master - Raleigh NC - Matthew Schieltz
Matthew Schieltz
Thank you for the beautiful, meticulous, so appropriate tribute marking my brother's 70th birthday! We were all so impressed and thrilled with your work!
The Tribute Master - Raleigh NC - Patsy Howard
Patsy Howard
"The montage you did for my family is a real work of art and is something that can be passed from generation to generation."
The Tribute Master - Raleigh NC - Coralee Leonard Tribute
Coralee Leonard