United States of America 1944 – 2005

Sanderling 1992
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 043-010
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic, collage colour woodcut, relief, lithograph, collage and stitching Support: top: yellow, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; bottom: grey, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 15/20
Edition: edition of 20 plus 6AP, TP, 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 and hole punching by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Michael Mueller and Scott Lewis. Nine colour (including two coloured papers and coloured threads) woodcut, relief, lithograph printed on two sheets from three woodblocks, one assembled plate made from circles cut from a rubber printing blanket, one aluminum plate and one linoleum block. The following colours were printed : pink, blue-grey, blue-grey, blue-grey, white, white and white. Holes were punched after printing. The two sheets were adhered and the artist stitched each print using green, black, gold and turquoise-blue threads. 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, yellow pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, yellow pencil "Sanderling" numbered lower centre, yellow pencil "15/20"
Tertiary Insc: stamped lower right corner, black ink TGL logo [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2089"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 66.4 h x 66.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.534.1
Image rights: © Alan Shields