Machines of Echoes & Ghosts Collection




The Masters is a collection of highly prized works of art based on Bornacelli’s 28 years of travels around the world. The Masters has been refined due to 18 years of research and development, as tremendous preparation is necessary when producing such high-end artwork. Bornacelli creates each piece with dedication, discipline, and commitment to the development of the aesthetic arts. It is his unique way of engaging an audience with the nature and sheer appreciation of the beauty of painting, as he sees it.

There are many ways of developing what Bornacelli will see as The Masters. It is not based on style or size, but rather on techniques that were learned and carefully honed over the years. The technique and craftsmanship of The Masters comes from Bornacelli’s study pieces. The Masters is a series of milestones that details the evolution of Bornacelli’s work. This collection is a recorded history of Bornacelli’s career as a professional artist. At times, The Masters can be a certain painting that evolves, not into a different style, but an achievement in the craftsmanship and artistic technique in and of itself.

These paintings are made of the finest materials; gold, silver, diamonds and copper, or one of a kind pure pigments from Italian marvel, and other precious stones like Lapis Lazuli, creating great Ultramarines and other vivid colors. The collaged details are handmade and are sourced from a variety of antique shops and auction houses around the globe, making them impossible to replicate. Each piece is created with the utmost devotion, encompassing a tremendous amount of financing, time, and other resources to obtain the rare and unique materials utilized.

Bornacelli specially orders the rare materials and pigments. In many cases, Bornacelli must travel to exotic places to find the right pigments and materials in order to fulfill his vision of creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The care that goes into growing rare flowers and sourcing rare butterfly wings to be used in pieces created with couturier techniques mean that only four pieces can be produced per year due to the complexity and amount of time invested in each piece. This makes The Masters collection wholly unique. The Masters Collection is of museum standard, so each piece is therefore framed to museum quality expectations.

All pieces in The Masters collection are created in Japan. Once completed, each piece is shipped to Gallery's Edge in Scottsdale, Arizona, for personalized mounting and framing. Steve Damm, owner of Gallery's Edge, has over 30 years of experience in framing and archiving. Mr. Damm understands that Bornacelli’s work is of higher quality than the usual standard of painting, due to the unique materials used in the creation of each piece. Mr. Damm works closely with Bornacelli to ensure all artwork is protected and meets the high-quality expectations of Bornacelli, TokyoArtGroup and TRADEARTOKYO standards.

All pieces within in The Masters collection come with an appraisal value letter and certificates with TokyoArtGroup and TRADEARTOKYO company seals. All documents are protected with state-of-the-art security seals to avoid any false duplicates. Currently, there are only 2 pieces of The Masters collection in the world. Only 33 extreme limited-edition prints have been made for each master.

Despite his success over the past 25 years, Bornacelli has been gradually developing The Masters Collection, a new vision for his artwork. He has been working in partnership with Art Director, Indy Elizabeth Taylor, to develop new, innovative techniques that require extreme skill and patience. Their perfectionist natures ensure that each artwork is perfectly refined before this new vision can be shared with the world. Each painting will be revealed in time, and Bursatil Bank is currently using these pieces as part of its financial portfolio. This demonstrates how extremely valuable they are. The Masters collection signifies the beginning of a new era in Bornacelli’s work.