Monarch on Tansy Original Block Print
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Monarch on Tansy is a four-color linoleum block print featuring a monarch butterfly resting on common tansies. Monarch butterflies are native to North America and are declining due to habitat loss. **Please join me in raising awareness and planting milkweed!!**
The 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.
Edition Number: 36
Art Size: 8 in. x 6 in.
Mat Size: 14 in. x 11 in.
Printed by hand with soy based ink on 280 lb paper in Milford, Michigan. Matted with archival, 100% alpha cellulose mat and backing board. Packaged in an acid-free clear bag.
We recommend a custom contemporary frame featuring moulding that is responsibly sourced and manufactured in Italy with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council Certification) approved pine wood. Plus, one tree is planted for every purchase to help replenish the forests of California. The glass is conservation clear to protect against 99.7% UV light. Fitted with Kraft backing paper, wired and ready to hang with 30 lb. hangers. Or, consult with us today to select from one of our vast collection of custom frame and mat board options.
What is an Original Block Print?
Original block prints 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 of Milford and Mackinac Island, takes to create linoleum block prints. After carving her first block in fall 2014, printmaking immediately became her passion. She enjoys exploring printmaking because of 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.