Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281)

Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281) by Don Widmer
 
  • Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281) by Don Widmer
  • Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281) by Don Widmer
  • Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281) by Don Widmer
  • Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281) by Don Widmer
  • Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281) by Don Widmer

From the Don Widmer Gallery

 
Category: Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

Title: Catocala Semirelicta, Matted and Framed – Single Color Letterpress Print on Cotton Paper by Don Widmer and Spudnik Press (Item no. 281)

Description: Catocala semirelicta is more commonly known as "underwing moth." This print was designed by Don Widmer for Spudnik Press, a print cooperative in Chicago, as part of their 2017/18 Print-of-the-Month Club. Letterpress printing is a form of relief printing which uses a printing press. For this print, I start by creating a watercolor painting of the moth. The artwork is scanned to create a raised polymer plate from the digital file. Although I usually print all of my work myself, in this unique collaboration a member of the print staff at Spudnik Press ran the press. To do this, the polymer plate was locked onto the bed of a Vandercook printing press. The plate was inked and the image transferred to paper through the application of pressure. The archival paper is 100% cotton. The exquisite wooden frame has an obvious grain with a pock-marked texture. It is dark brown, almost black, and beveled on the inside edges. The archival green mat is a dark moss green. Non-glare and UV resistant museum quality glass highlights the depth of the relief print process. The print is signed and indicated as an Artist Proof (in an edition size of 50) and comes with a one-page description of the process. Created in Chicago, Illinois. Frame Size: 15.5 (h) x 15.5 (w) x 1.75 (d) inches; 34 x 27 x 4.5 cm. Package weight = 7 lb.; 3.2 kg.; shipping/handling includes packaging cost and insurance.

Theme: Animals

Color: Cool Tones

Texture: Flat

Finish: Matted & Framed

Edition: Limited Edition

Style: Letterpress

Dimensions: 16 inches wide, 16 inches tall, 2 inches as its depth

Shipping: $50.00

Price: $200.00