United States of America 1944
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 043-008
Materials & Technique:
prints, colour linocut, relief Support: thin, white, cast, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
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: One of four experimental papers printed in black from lino block and rubber blanket relief plate.
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: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2089"
comp and sheet 56.2 h x 56.2 w cm
: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.534.4 Image rights
: © Alan Shields