California Redwoods, Avenue of the Giants by Josef Eidenberger

California Redwoods, Avenue of the Giants by Josef Eidenberger

California Redwoods, Avenue of the Giants

Josef Eidenberger

Title

California Redwoods, Avenue of the Giants

 
Artist
Year
c. 1973  
Technique
color aquatint and etching 
Image Size
13 11/16 x 10 1/2" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
Graphics International #243 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Graphics International (stamp on verso) 
Inventory ID
JEWY102 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This color intaglio was done by Eidenberger on his first trip to the U.S. in 1973. The "Avenue of the Giants" is a 31 mile drive, located in Northern California, along Highway 1, which follows the coastline through Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) was formed which administratively combined Redwood National Park with the three abutting Redwood State Parks in 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged. It was established for the purpose of cooperative forest management and stabilization of forests and watersheds as a single unit. The multi park Redwood National Park includes Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks among others.

As in many of the earlier artistic and photographic images the artist adds a human figure to give a sense of scale to the trees.