New Mexico by Gordon Louis Mortensen

New Mexico by Gordon Louis Mortensen

New Mexico

Gordon Louis Mortensen

Title

New Mexico

 
Artist
Year
2003  
Technique
color reduction woodcut, printed in 44 colors with 32 press runs. 
Image Size
12 x 18 1/2" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
43 of 110  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, editioned, and copyrighted 
Reference
 
Paper
Arches 88 wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
GoMo138 
Price
$225.00 
Description

Gordon Mortensen commented on the process he uses: "Only one woodblock is used. On it an image is drawn in India ink. Before the first color is printed, any areas that are to remain unprinted (white or the color of the paper) are cut away from the surface of the block. Then an oil base ink is used to print the first color on all of the sheets of paper that are to be used for the edition and proofs.

After the first printing the block is again cut, removing any surface of the block that is to remain the first color in the finished print. After each subsequent color is printed, the block is cut, the process continues until the print is finished and most of the surface of the block is cut away."