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MEDIUM 10 Solid-Color Lithograph
IMAGE SIZE 18.25" x 17"
PAPER SIZE 24" x 24"
I was asked to design a print for an AIDS fundraising event. My concept for this was the idea of blossoms blooming in the winter snow--the idea of hope in the middle of the bleak days of winter. My writer friend, Tom Bestor, wrote a lovely line or two, which was to go on the print. I'm not sure what ever happened to the AIDS event, but I published the print anyway.
I was living in Capitola, California at the time. I regularly went on long walks along the Santa Cruz coast and walked past a flowering quince shrub every day. Liked the way it looked---a nicely designed shrub.
There's something about the hushed quality of a winter day with snow gently and quietly falling that I just love. I remember seeing an Edo-period Japanese woodblock print of a lakeside village at dusk with lights on in the windows and snow falling. And I totally got the sensation of the temperature, the smells, the breeze. That has always been one of my inspirations for using snow in some of my prints.
This is a 10-color print. And that's a lot of ink colors for a lithographic poster!