MEDIUM Silkscreen, Gold Foil Stamping and Embossing
IMAGE SIZE 11.25" x 14.5"
PAPER SIZE 20.25" x 24"
ARTIST PROOFS 25
PRINTER'S PROOFS 0
PUBLISHER'S SAMPLES 0
TOTAL EDITION SIZE 700
I have always loved seeing persimmon trees in fall and winter. Love the fact that there are no leaves on the trees--just the bright orange fruit-- it's a very graphic look and I'm a sucker for that. I'm attracted to things that appear to be well designed and persimmon trees strike me that way.
This is one of the first prints that I published with foil stamping and embossing. I first became intrigued with the contrast of matte inks with the shiny foil when I was in the printmaking studio in art school where I spent many happy hours. Persimmons has gold foil stamping. On this and many of my limited edition prints, I have usually added a small embossed artist's chop down by where I sign the print. The Persimmons has a grasshopper on it. I like adding these embossed images because they are a little surprise for the collector. Sort of like opening a window on an Advent calendar--just a little surprise for the collector.