Kicking Horse Pass - (Plate 2 from Canadian Series) by John Ihle

Kicking Horse Pass - (Plate 2 from Canadian Series) by John Ihle

Kicking Horse Pass - (Plate 2 from Canadian Series)

John Ihle

Title

Kicking Horse Pass - (Plate 2 from Canadian Series)

 
Artist

John Ihle

  1925 - 2002 (biography)
Year
1970 - 76 
Technique
color collagraph monoprint, printed a la poupée 
Image Size
15 1/4 x 15 1/2" , trimmed within the platemark by the artist. 
Signature
pencil, lower right image; verso, lower right corner 
Edition Size
I/I (from a variant edition of V) 
Annotations
pencil editioned both recto and verso 
Reference
North Dakota 53 
Paper
buff Arches France wove 
State
variant 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23001 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Ihle did this color collagraph as the second image in what he titled the "Canadian Series" which delved into Canadian Native American imagery. "Kicking Horse Pass" uses fabrics with pictographic elements that were collaged to the plate, inked a la poupée and printed. Ihle also used a viscous material, perhaps white glue, to create a network of gestural symbols to connect the fabrics.

Done in a total "edition" of 5 impressions, each impression was printed individually and varies in color from the others. This impression is editioned "I/I".

Kicking Horse Pass crosses the Continental Divide on the Alberta/British Columbia within Banff and Yoho National Parks, home to the Stoney Nakoda people. They were removed from the parks between 1890 and 1920.