MEDIUM Silkscreen, Silver Foil Stamping and Embossing
IMAGE SIZE 14.5" x 11.25"
PAPER SIZE 20.25" x 24"
ARTIST PROOFS 25
PRINTER'S PROOFS 10
PUBLISHER'S SAMPLES 0
TOTAL EDITION SIZE 285
Winter Apples was a follow-up print to Persimmons. I started to think of them as a suite of the 4 seasons except I haven't yet done spring and summer. I remember exactly when I was inspired to do this image. On a winter day, I was driving towards Mt. Tam in Marin County, California, when I saw an apple orchard. There had been enough rain of late that the ground was dark and damp. The tree trunks were almost black because of the moisture and the colors of the leaves and apples were a beautiful contrast to the dark ground and trunks. The whole thing was very striking to me. I added the snow because I like the looks of it, number one, but somehow the idea of falling snow added a sense of silence and peacefulness to the piece.
The Winter Apples has an embossed artist's chop of a goose on it and has silver foil stamping.