Counterpoint: Gothic by Donald Farnsworth

Counterpoint: Gothic by Donald Farnsworth

Counterpoint: Gothic

Donald Farnsworth

Title

Counterpoint: Gothic

 
Artist

Donald Farnsworth

  1952 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1986  
Technique
chine collé with color lithograph, monotype, inclusions of various handmade papers with silver and g 
Image Size
29 1/2 x 21 1/4" image and paper 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unstated 
Annotations
pencil dated after signature; titled on verso 
Reference
 
Paper
hand made by artist 
State
published 
Publisher
Magnolia Editions, Oakland 
Inventory ID
19825 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

Don Farnsworth, who founded Magnolia Editions in Oakland, California has a background with papermaking and restoration as well as printmaking and science. His own work has always been experimental. The work from the 1980s and 90s combined precise architectural renderings of classical Greek and Roman columns and archways with "the addition of unusual textures and designs" such as abstract patterns or fragments of antique Japanese script.

The paper for "Gothic" is hand made and includes gold leaf and other paper elements. The image is lithographed on the surface of the paper and then hand worked with added collage and colored pencil. Each print is unique and is really a series of monoprints with the same basic image and title.