20" x 16" Woodcut Print on Natural Kitakata Paper
Tugboat Printshop (Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth), 2012.
Piled high with cubs, a roaring "MAMA BEAR" bounds across a field of moss & milky blue lichens. A portrait inspired by motherhood.
"MAMA BEAR" is a multiblock color woodcut, printed to natural Kitakata paper from 4 hand-drawn, hand-carved wood blocks.
This is an AP (Artist Proof) of our original woodcut print "MAMA BEAR".
The 200 copies we hand printed for this editioned print are sold out, but we have a handful of Artist Proof copies left for sale. APs were hand-printed from the same woodblocks as the editioned copies, at the same time, in the same colors. (We always print in excess of our target edition number when printing so that we can insure we have the copies we need to fill the edition.) APs are the extras, alike in every way to the edition prints, except they have AP in the bottom left corner instead of a number.
Prints are packed in clear, waterproof sleeves against archival backing. They are not mounted to the backing. This print ships flat, secured to stiff cardboard in a stiff cardboard envelope.
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