Purple Irises Original Block Print
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Purple Irises. 6 in. x 8 in.¬†Original ten-color linoleum block print.¬†Limited edition size of 12.¬†
Natalia carves, inks and prints each color by hand, layering from lightest to darkest hue.
Design Size : 8 in. x 6 in.
Mat Size : 13 in. x 11 in. / 2.5 in. border on all sides
Frame Size : 15 in. x 13 in. x 1 in. Depth
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 black 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.¬† ¬†If you prefer a different style frame, etc., consult with us today to select from one of our vast collection of custom frame and mat board options.
What is the difference between a Gicl√©e¬†Fine Art Print & Original Block Print?
A¬†gicl√©e¬†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‚Äôs 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.