Foggy Finish. 8 x 6 in. Original four-color linoleum block print by Michigan artist Natalia Wohletz of Peninsula Prints. Limited edition print run of 36.
Each summer, sailors race to Mackinac Island from Port Huron and Chicago, and float by Round Island Light as they pass the finish line. Foggy Finish is a four-color linoleum block print that conveys the excitement of these sailors as they complete their journey. This print was created in the traditional Japanese multi-block print style, with four different blocks (aligning with the four different colors) individually carved and printed. Foggy Finish is a great piece for sailors throughout the Great Lakes, those with the love of water and boats!
The original print is available framed in a wooden black frame handcrafted in Italy. Natalia added hand painted French lines on the warm white mat board. The print design is also available as a card to frame and/or send. Cards may also be customized with a personal message inside for invitations and more.
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. For every card and original print sold, Natalia makes a donation to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation to support the arts and environmental initiatives.