United States of America 1944 – 2005

Ibis (black) 1992
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 050-001
Materials & Technique: prints, relief linocut printed from one linocut Support: thin, white, cast, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
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: Experimental paper printed in black from lino block. 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. 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: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AS91-2091"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 56.8 h x 56.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.526.2
Image rights: © Alan Shields