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Dray Team on the Dock

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Dray Team on the Dock.  8 x 10 in.  Original five-color linoleum block print on archival fine art paper by Natalia Wohletz of Peninsula Prints. Limited edition print run of 36.  Water based ink.  The print was created in the traditional Japanese multi-block print style, with five different blocks (aligning with the five different colors) individually carved and printed.

Description:

Mackinac Island is famous for its history, fudge and horses.  This design depicts a hardworking team of Percheron draft horses patiently waiting on the city freight dock to pull cargo on a flatbed dray. "Dray Team on the Dock" is a five-color linoleum block print of a behind-the-scenes view of what makes life for residents and businesses on Mackinac Island possible - the dray horses. 

This print makes a perfect gift for horse lovers, history buffs and those with a special connection to horse-run towns like Mackinac Island.

Mat & Frame Options:

The print comes with a soft white archival mat packaged in a recyclable clear bag.  It also may be ordered with a black wood gallery frame featuring one archival, acid-free white mat, conservation clear glass, Kraft paper dust cover on back and hanging hardware.  To design a custom frame specifically styled for your decor, please contact us for details.

The design is also available as a blank note card and in packs of six.

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.  Her work has been featured in ArtPrize and several juried exhibitions throughout Michigan.  She won first prize in the 2019 Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum for Trail Lookout.  For every card and original print sold, Natalia makes a donation to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation to support the arts and environmental initiatives.