This quotation is an excerpt from Emerson’s Essays: “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘Always do what you are afraid to do.’” I created this print as a personal reminder that sometimes you get the highest reward when you take a leap of faith, despite and oftentimes because of the fear.
I created the Emerson print one-by-one on a Vandercook printing press using the process founded by Gutenberg in 1440. Each print is a labor of love beginning with a graphic design made into a photopolymer plate, which I use to press the image onto Reich’s 100% cotton (tree-friendly) Savoy paper utilizing hand-mixed plant-based ink, plenty of elbow grease and lots of love. This limited edition print bears a deep impression that you can see and feel.
The dimensions are 8.5 x 11, with the image measuring 8.5 x 1. Please convo me if you’d like your print cut down.
Due to the nature of the hand printing process, each print is unique in ink coverage, orientation and impression. Each print is truly an original, as color may vary slightly print to print, and from the image. Please convo me if you have any questions!
Your print is either sealed in an acid-free clear sleeve within a durable photo mailer (most customers), or rolled into a mailing tube based on your location (urban and international customers) and shipped via USPS first class so that it leaves my hands and arrives in yours safe and sound. Please note that matting/framing is not included.
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