Process of Success(ion)- Yosemite Linocut Relief Print 24 x 18 Black & White, ecology, science, National Park, Rejuvenate, fire, landscape

Process of Success(ion)- Yosemite Linocut Relief Print 24 x 18 Black & White, ecology, science, National Park, Rejuvenate, fire, landscape



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There is hope in this climate of change, and Foresta, the subject of this print, is proof! Having seen 3 major fires in the past few decades, it is a veritable wonderland for a fire ecologist! The Native American practice of prescribed burning shaped California natural history for thousands of years. Done away with 150 years ago, we now realize its importance in the natural processes of our unique Ultra-Mediterranean ecosystem, while providing for both the food abundance and safety of its inhabitants.

This piece was carved while hearing news of more than a half dozen fires in California. Lately, I’ve been reading about the surprising benefits that fire brings; even an extreme event can rejuvenate a forest and actually increase biodiversity. I just have to close my eyes and remember how surreally beautiful and headily aromatic the lupine, rabbitbrush, mountain lilac and poppies were this Spring, especially in areas that saw fire. The stark, twisted and fantastic shapes of the upright trucks, standing black against a green and flowering sea of returning life. It is also a strangely beautiful place, as I hope you can agree.

This is No. 10 in a planned edition of 12 prints in 12 months honoring Yosemite's 125th Birthday and a 'Big One' for me - We are both celebrating for the entire year! You can find the 9th print in the series here:

Original Art, Hand-carved Linocut Relief Print
Description: single-color, linocut print
Year: 2016
Limited Edition of 27

Printed on the Red Tail Studios etching press using Caligo Safe Wash Relief Oils on Rives BFK 280gsm Printmaking paper.

Impression Height: approx. 24 inches = 61 cm
Impression Width: approx. 18 inches = 45.7 cm
Paper Height: 30 inches approx. = 76 cm approx.
Paper Width: 22 inches approx. = 56 cm approx.

Signature in pencil over blind-embossed artist’s mark.

Sent to you mounted on Black Archival Alphamat Artcare Foamboard with conservation corner mounts and enclosed in a clear archival sleeve. Shipped flat via USPS Priority. See Shop Policies for details.

Note: Edition number shown in the photo may not be the same as described above, but all of these prints are quite close, yet unique - the beauty of multiple originals = printmaking. Additional photos may be available before purchase if requested.

Copyright © 2016 Red Tail Studios. All rights reserved.

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