United States of America 1944
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 052-001
Materials & Technique:
prints, relief, planographic, collage colour woodcut, relief, lithograph and collage Support: top: pink, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; middle: white, wove, machine mould made, Kozo fibre paper; bottom: white/ black, wove, cast, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition: edition of 20 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.
A 14 colour (including three coloured papers and one white paper) woodcut, relief, lithograph, collage printed from two woodblocks, one aluminum plate and one linoleum block. The small circles ashered to the top layer were punched out of "Sanderling" and were printed on yellow paper from two woodblocks and one aluminum plate. Colours printed were: yellow, black (printed two times), and white with pink, blue-grey (printed three times) and white (printed two times) printed on the small circles. After printing the layers were adhered.
The papers for the top 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, grey pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, grey pencil "IBIS"
numbered lower centre, green pencil "18/20"
Tertiary Insc: stamped lower right corner, black ink TGL logo [hexagon]
verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2091"
comp and sheet 66.6 h x 66.4 w cm
: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.526.1 Image rights
: © Alan Shields