Coneflower Patch Giclée Art Print
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This giclée is a fine art reproduction of a linoleum block print by Natalia Wohletz of Peninsula Prints.
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.
What is the difference between a Giclée Fine Art Print & Original Block Print?
A giclée is a reproduction of an original piece of art, after it has been scanned or photographed and then digitally printed on fine art paper. Original block prints, on the other hand, are the original pieces of art. In relief printmaking, an artist applies ink to a hand-carved block and then burnishes the inked relief onto a piece of paper. Multiple originals are possible by re-inking the carved surface and burnishing the relief onto a new piece of paper. The total number of identical prints is the edition number.
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 award-winning prints have been featured in ArtPrize and juried art exhibitions throughout Michigan. She won the Grand Prize in the 2019 Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum and four of her commissioned pieces are on exhibit in the Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice. For every card and original print sold, Natalia makes a donation to support the arts and environmental initiatives in Michigan.