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Alan SHIELDS

United States of America 1944 – 2005

Piping plover 1992
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 054-001
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic, collage colour woodcut, relief, lithograph, collage Support: top: white, wove, handmade, Tandem Press lattice string; middle: pink, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper and grey, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; bottom: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 5
Edition: edition of 17 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. 12 colour (including two white papers and two coloured papers) woodblock, relief, lithograph, collage printed on four sheets from one assembled plate made from irregular shapeds 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 plate. One aluminum plate, four woodblocks, one linoleum block and one steel plate. The following colours were printed: yellow, black, black, red-grey, blue-grey, black, black and black. 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, yellow pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, yellow pencil "Piping Plover" inscribed lower centre, yellow pencil "AP 5/6"
Tertiary Insc: stamped lower right corner, black ink TGL logo [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2093"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 66.0 h x 66.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.532
Image rights: © Alan Shields