anicenestpress

a nice nest press

Minnesota, United States · 1732 Sales

anicenestpress

a nice nest press

Minnesota, United States 1732 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Amy Rice

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Announcement   Letterpress prints, linoleum block prints and various other curious printmaking methods printed on antique and vintage papers and fabrics.
"a nice nest press" is the occasional but longterm side project(s) of fine artist Amy Rice www.amyrice.com

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Letterpress prints, linoleum block prints and various other curious printmaking methods printed on antique and vintage papers and fabrics.
"a nice nest press" is the occasional but longterm side project(s) of fine artist Amy Rice www.amyrice.com

Amy Rice

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Amy Rice

Grow Where You Are Planted/ Letterpress Print
US$40.00
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brookadeedoo

brookadeedoo on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous piece! The colours work so well together and the texture of the paint adds a wonderful touch. Can't wait to frame it. My favourite song is Stairway to Heaven - this piece captures its lyrics in a beautiful way.

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About

I use nontraditional print-making methods--

--including hand cut stencils and a Japanese screen printing toy called a Gocco printer--as a starting point for original mixed media pieces. I utilize enamels, acrylics, gouache, and inks, and print on a variety of surfaces including antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps).

I am most satisfied when I can make a tangible or visceral connection between the materials used and the image rendered. My work is deeply layered, often both literally and figuratively. My imagery--nostalgic and wistful--is largely biographical and reflective of my pensive nature.

I am as inspired in my art by childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as I am the urban community in which I now live. I am inspired by bicycles, street art, gardening, and random found objects, collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright silliness, and things with wings.

That if my fine art artist statement. It doesn't apply to the letterpress pieces really. Here is what I say about that:

I bought an antique letterpress (technically a sign press) at an antique store. I found a stack of antique atlases the very next day at an estate sale. I heard “You Can Go Your Own Way” on the radio on the way home and it was one of those giant light bulb moments.

I had been painting on and with antique maps, atlases and globes for a few years, exploring direction (and my inherent lack thereof) and so this series of song lyrics about direction on antique atlas pages has been a neat addition to my more painterly work.

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    Mixed media artist from Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Last updated on April 1, 2016

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US- USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation
Canada- USPS “First Class Mail International” (6-10 days)
UK- USPS “First Class Mail International” (Varies)
Austrailia- USPS “First Class Mail International” (Varies)

If you have other shipping preferences please contact amy [!at] amyrice.com to determine additional service costs.

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If shipment is damaged in shipment please contact me within 3 days of receipt of the package to arrange for a full refund and compensation for return shipping fee.
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I want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. I will provide refunds or exchanges. Please contact me within three days of receiving your item to make arrangements. Shipping fees will not be reimbursed.