Definitions and Glossary of Terms
What is silicon carbide (SiC)?
Silicon carbide, with the chemical symbol SiC, is a solid industrial mineral crystalline. It is used as a semiconductor and a ceramic, commonly referred to as carborundum. SiC exists naturally in an extremely rare mineral called moissanite. Pure silicon carbides appear as colourless and transparent crystals. When impurities are added such as nitrogen or aluminium, silicon carbide crystals appear green or blue depending on the level of impurity. Silicon carbide is mostly used for its hardness and strength, though its combined ceramic and semiconductor properties make SiC excellent in the manufacturing of fast, high-voltage, and high-temperature devices .
ATTRIBUTES: Carborundum is a man made crystal also known as Silicon Carbide. In 1891, Edward Goodrich Acheson discovered Carborundum in an attempt to create diamond using electricity. Carborundum is composed of carbon and silicon atoms with strong bonds in a crystal lattice formation producing a very strong and hard material, insoluble in water or any solvent. Carborundum is a very enchanting crystal, with black spiked crystals like a castle, gorgeous rainbow-like luster, iridescent colors of green, blues, purple, pink, yellow, etc. The brown to black color results from iron impurities. Carborundum is known to be a master healer and a type of semi conductor, that shines light in all areas. Pure Silicon Carbide is a poor electrical conductor and very rare on Earth but abundant in space and meteorites, a common form of stardust found around carbon-rich stars. The rainbow colors found in Carborundum are associated with the Seven Chakras. Carborundum energetically purifies the mind, body and spirit while encouraging intuition and discernment. Carborundum enhances communication, transmits thought, conducts electrical impulses and can magnify the energy transfer from the healer and from minerals to the subject of healing . Carborundum provides for a connection and communication to inter-galactic intelligence, mental agility and focus. Carborundum may help to eliminate feelings of depression, anger, melancholy and relieves stress.
HEALING: Carborundum is a powerful vitality booster and is useful for relieving headaches, eye strains and any computer related injuries. Carborundum counteracts blocked self-expression releasing shoulder and neck problems. It may be helpful in the treatment of bone deformities, skeletal system issues, and healing fractures and may be used to strengthen the teeth. Carborundum may assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and as an elixir may be used to treat brain fluid imbalances and memory related dis-eases.
What is a Giclée?
What does the word Giclée mean?
The contemporary giclée has become a valuable addition to the art world. "Giclée" is a French term, which means to spray ink. The pronunciation of giclée is “zhee-clay.” Essentially a giclée is the reproduction of an original 2 dimensional work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer. Giclée have a much higher resolution than offset lithographs and the dynamic color range is far greater than that of a serigraph. Giclée are produced using a high-resolution inkjet printer, which can spray ink as small as 1/100th the width of human hair, this process is generally regarded by the art industry as the highest quality reproduction available and in many cases are indistinguishable from the original artwork. The entire process of producing a fine art giclée is an artistic endeavor within itself, requiring a great deal of patience and skill.
Art Evolution has been producing giclée for the past 15 years, we employ experts in the field of high-resolution photography, color matching and printing on high quality canvas. The final result is an exquisite artwork that does not need to be framed under glass and is of such high quality that giclée reproductions can be found on display at museums around the world, including The Louvre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.