Flower and Sea Triptych - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Anita Toney

Flower and Sea Triptych - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Anita Toney

Flower and Sea Triptych - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

Anita Toney

Title

Flower and Sea Triptych - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

 
Artist

Anita Toney

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1983  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
10 5/8 x 14 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
23090 
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 second category: Upon the Earth. Its corresponding poem was "Flowers by the Sea" by William Carlos Williams:

When over the flowery, sharp pasture’s / edge, unseen, the salt ocean / lifts its form—chicory and daisies / tied, released, seem hardly flowers alone / but color and the movement—or the shape / perhaps—of restlessness, whereas / the sea is circled and sways / peacefully upon its plantlike stem