United States of America 1944
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 055-003
Materials & Technique:
prints, relief, planographic, collage colour woodcut, relief, lithograph, collage and stitching Support: top: green, wove, handmade, TGL paper; middle: yellow, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; bottom: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition: edition of 19 plus 6AP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992
Edition Notes: TGL papermaking by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Aluminum plate preparation and processing, proofing and edition printing of all printing elements by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Michael Mueller and Scott Lewis.
13 colour (including one white paper, two coloured papers and coloured threads) woodcut, relief, lithograph, collage with stitching printed on three sheets from one assembled plate made from irregular shapes cut from a rubber printing blanket, one assembled plate made from the negative areas of the irregular shapes cut from the rubber printing blanket used for the previous assembled plates. One assembled plate made from circular shapes cut from a rubber printing blanket, two woodblocks, one assembled plate made of irregularly shaped lead pieces, one aluminum plate and one linoleum block. The colours printed were: yellow, black, red-grey, pink, blue-grey, blue-grey, white, blue-grey, black and pink. After printing and collage, the artist stitched the print using pink and red threads.
The papers for the middle layer were created by the artist in January and February of 1989 while collaborating with papermakers at the Gandhi Ashram paper mill in Ahmadabad, India. At the mill, the papers were stitched together and were untied at TGL leaving perforations in the surface.
Primary Insc: signed lower right corner, green pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, green pencil "Yellow Legss"
numbered lower centre, green pencil "10/19"
Tertiary Insc: stamped lower right corner, black ink TGL logo [hexagon]
verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2094"
verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "#57"
comp and sheet 66.4 h x 66.4 w cm
: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.538.3 Image rights
: © Alan Shields