Cache Slough by Byron McClintock

Cache Slough by Byron McClintock

Cache Slough

Byron McClintock

Title

Cache Slough

 
Artist

Byron McClintock

  1930 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2008  
Technique
mezzotint, roulette, and drypoint printed in colors, chine colle 
Image Size
9 15/16 x 9" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 12  
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
Mingeishi Awagami Kozo supported on Rives BFK heavyweight wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
BYMC217 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Bright green and bone white are the dominant hues of Byron McClintock’s color mezzotint depicting the Cache Slough Complex, an important intersection of tidal wetland and agricultural land located on the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta in northern California. As with much of McClintock’s work, he outlines the main ecological features of this semi-wild region as if from a bird’s eye view, abstracting the scene but remaining true to its natural beauty.

Pieces of turquoise blue and burnt orange suggest the reflection of summery skies and the ever-changing foliage of deciduous trees that line the branches of the delta, while swaths of moss green represent the verdant spring growth of grassland that spreads and recedes with the tide. If one were to visit this stretch of land, there would be found an impressive array of birdlife from black-crowned night herons to waterfowl, and numerous songbirds, lending a peacefulness to the grassy plain.

 
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