October, Roosevelt Park by Gordon Louis Mortensen

October, Roosevelt Park by Gordon Louis Mortensen

October, Roosevelt Park

Gordon Louis Mortensen

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Title

October, Roosevelt Park

 
Artist
Year
1985  
Technique
reduction woodcut, printed in 40 colors with 31 press runs. 
Image Size
30 x 22" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
127 of 130  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, editioned, and copyrighted 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Torinoko 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
GOMO259 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands of North Dakota was established in 1935 as a refuge and as a National Park in 1947 by Harry Truman. It is composed of three "Units" that cover 70,446 miles. Mortensen captures the color changes of early fall in this panoramic woodcut.

Gordon Mortensen commented on the color reduction 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."

 

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