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What is an Alta Blox? Alta Blox (both singular and plural) are blocks of bamboo, locally sourced, with artwork mounted on the front, or sometimes on both sides. They come in two sizes, 5”x5”x1.5” & 13oz (small) and 8”x8”x1.5” & 2lb 9oz (large). The key is that they’re 1.5” thick, so unlike most mounted art, they can be sculptural, free standing pieces, suited for tables, desks, window ledges, countertops, mantlepieces, anywhere you can want to display them. Each Alta Blox also comes with a hook for optional wall hanging.

What is mounted on the bamboo? Work from photographers and artists. The idea behind Alta Blox is - the solution to gift giving because there's an Alta Blox for everyone! Just look through the catalogue based on interest, choose from a huge collection, everything from nature, food and drink, music to abstract art, and much more. But you won’t find merely stock images, the images are all carefully curated so each piece is creative, unique and visually interesting. They will make a beautiful, artful addition to any setting.
How are they made? The bamboo is shipped in raw pieces from Portland, Oregon, and sanded to a smooth finish. Printed images are then mounted on one or both sides. They are put through an industrial press for permanent adhesion, the artwork trimmed, a coating to resist finger prints and water is applied, and viola…a beautiful Alta Blox is born.

Why mount on bamboo? Bamboo is eco-friendly. Many consumers/manufacturers are choosing bamboo because of its ability to grow at a rapid rate, sometimes up to 4 feet per day! No pesticides or chemicals are needed to grow bamboo, and it takes much less water than typical trees. Bamboo can be continuously re-harvested every 3 years, without causing damage to the plant system and surrounding environment. What’s more, planting bamboo is one of the best ways to help our environment.  Bamboo is a crucial element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  A grove of bamboo release 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. Because of this, choosing bamboo is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming.

Are Alta Blox delicate? They are printed on photo paper and coated to resist finger prints and water. While they’re not breakable, they should be handled gently as with any piece of art. 
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