One by One - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by George Woodward

One by One - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by George Woodward

One by One - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

George Woodward

Title

One by One - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

 
Artist
Year
1983  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
8 3/4 x 11 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
III/XXV 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches Cover wove 
State
published 
Publisher
The Fort Mason Printmakers under the direction of Eleanor Rappe 
Inventory ID
23088 
Price
$225.00 
Description

From the portfolio of 22 etchings by 22 artists, titled "Voice and Visions: A Book of Poems and Etchings." Printed by the Fort Mason Printmakers in San Francisco under the direction of Eleanor Rappe, each work was inspired by a poem of the artist's choice, corresponding to their assigned category: Part I, Of Love and Loss; Part II, Upon the Earth; Part III, Under the Heavens; Part IV, Journeys of the Mind; and Part V, Metamorphoses.

This print is from the first category: Of Love and Loss. Its corresponding poem was "The Parable of the Old Man and the Young" by Wilfred Owen:

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went / And took the fire with him, and a knife. / And as they sojourned both of them together / Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father, / Behold the preparations, fire and iron, / But where the lamb for this burnt-offering? / Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps, / and builded parapets and trenches there, / And stretched forth the knife to slay his son. / When lo! an angel called him out of heaven, / Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad, / Neither do anything to him. Behold, / A ram, caught in a thicket by its horns; / Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him. / But the old man would not so, but slew his son, / And half the seed of Europe, one by one.