Coneflower Patch. 10 x 8 in. Original 7-color reduction linoleum block print on archival fine art paper by Natalia Wohletz of Peninsula Prints. Limited edition print run of 20. The print is inspired by Monarch butterflies fluttering around a grouping of pink Echinacea coneflowers. It was a finalist in the 2020 Mackinac Island Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Museum. The print was created in a repetitive carve-print cycle in which every new color must be carved out of the block. Coneflower Patch simply exudes joy with its bright colors, beautiful blooms and buoyant butterflies.
The original print may be ordered with an archival white mat and backing board in a clear, recyclable bag or with a single archival white mat in a black wood gallery frame. It's currently featured in our gallery top mounted on a soft white mat displayed in a brushed silver fillet and soft white top mat finished in a brushed silver. To design a custom frame specifically styled for your space, please order the matted original and message us to start the design process.
Blank greeting cards featuring the design also are available individually, as a boxed set of six or as a customized set with a personal message inside.
About the artist:
Draw. Carve. Print. Those are the three steps Michigan artist Natalia Wohletz takes to create linoleum block prints. After carving her first block in fall 2014, printmaking immediately became her passion. She enjoys exploring printmaking’s place on the border between art and craft, and the challenge of flipping traditional positive-negative space techniques when creating her work.
Natalia is inspired by Michigan's natural landscapes and wildlife. Many of her designs showcase scenes of Mackinac Island where she spent her childhood exploring the woods and lakeshore. Natalia's prints have been featured in ArtPrize and juried gallery exhibitions throughout Michigan. The artist's print, Trail Lookout, won first prize in the 2019 Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum.
+ She Gives Back: "I am overwhelmingly grateful for the support from my community so I choose to give back through volunteering, art donations and monetary donations. Each purchase from Peninsula Prints represents a donation to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation."