Weitchpec by Byron McClintock

Weitchpec by Byron McClintock

Weitchpec

Byron McClintock

Title

Weitchpec

 
Artist

Byron McClintock

  1930 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2006  
Technique
color mezzotint, roulette & drypoint 
Image Size
12 7/8 x 15" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 14  
Annotations
signed "Byron '06" in lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Rives BFk heavyweight paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
BYMC147 
Price
$800.00 
Description

To create the intense color intaglio "Weitchpec" Byron McClintock used a combination of mezzotint, drypoint and roulette, printed in color, which will vary between impressions. The composition, with its deep reds and dark, jagged blacks at its edges evokes memories for local viewers of the Northern California wildfires that have ravaged the state the past few years.

McClintock, who was part of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the San Francisco Bay Area reinvigorated his printmaking career while in his early seventies, while battling the beginning of macular degeneration, which has since ended his career.

Weitchpec, a community within the Yurok reservation, is located in the northwestern part of California in Humboldt County, at the confluence of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers, and the junction of State Highways 96 and 169. McClintock was born about 200 miles northeast, in Klamath Falls, Oregon.