Orinda, California: Donna Day Westerman, . Westerman, Donna Day. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number four of ten, quarto size, four folded leaves, signed by the artist. Fine. Item #CNDDW05
Donna Day Westerman is a printmaker and painter in the Bay Area of California. [She is] "interested in traditional and historical media — particularly, woodcuts, wood-engravings and egg tempera — used in a contemporary manner. Working from close observation, and occasionally referring to [her] own photographs, [she] conceptually reduce[s] realistic nature to calligraphic or glyph-like notations. A kind of erasure takes place as the visual abundance... is distilled into the essence of the place. Other senses, such as sound and touch often inform the visual... A challenge... has been to capture the powerful ephemeral forms of fog and water in the hard-edged medium of wood... the medium itself determines much of the outcome." The present volume captures the enchanting beauty of Eileen and Kyle Fitz-Faulkner's private garden. (n.b., "Artist's Statement," from web site of the Artist.)
___DESCRIPTION: Original handmade Mango/Olive Thai paper covered boards, backstrip opens so the accordion style format can be displayed in a connected elongated format, multiple block reduction woodcuts in color 12" x 108", Papyrus type, Rives BFK paper, 12" x 12" when closed, four folded leaves including title-page, one page of text and colophon, limited edition, number four of ten, signed by Donna Day Westerman. Housed in a brown and orange cloth clamshell box with the title in blind to the upper board.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, no flaws to the paper covers, with original tissue guards, leaves are bright, beautifully saturated impression, a fine copy signed and numbered by Donna Day Westerman. Box is also fine, strong and sturdy. This item came to us new from the Artist's studio, a lovely copy.
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