Morning Frolic #2. 18 x 12 in. One-color original linoleum block print with mixed media embellishments including birch bark, gold leaf and watercolor. Printed on archival fine art paper by Natalia Wohletz of Peninsula Prints. Inspired by the horses of Mackinac Island and wildflowers blooming in Michigan forests. This piece is available on a commission basis only and is a one-of-a-kind design that may vary from the featured photograph. Water based ink.
Natalia frames her pieces in a black, Fotiou wood moulding designed by Jane Seymour, whom starred in the Mackinac Island-based film, Somewhere in Time. Each frame sold helps restore the diminished forests of California. For each frame sold, one tree is planted in partnership with the nonprofit, One Tree Planted, as we work toward a shared mission of sustainable, modern living. The design is also available as a card perfect for framing or sending.
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. Arch Rock in Winter is a finalist in the 2020 Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Island Art Museum. The Michigan artist won first prize in the 2019 exhibition 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.