My print 'Airway Heights' depicts an area close to
Spokane, WA called Airway Heights. This area contains the airport and
the Air Force base... thus the name. I used to do a delivery route
for the newspaper I work for and it took me out that way... ever
since then, I've gone out there and driven around to take pictures of
clouds and the flat landscape.
In the foreground you can see one of the red and white checkered
towers (I assume they're water or fuel, don't really know though) and
the immense background depicts a giant cloud formation.
This print ended up the way it was planned, but I guess mistakes
or accidents happen for a reason. I had intended for there to be much
greater contrast, but the brayer I used was too soft and ended up
inking areas that I didn't want inked. The fine details in the cloud
formation are from the raw woodgrain being inked... no, all those
tiny line weren't carved!
The paper is Owara Mulberry, Daniel Smith Relief Black ink, T.N.
Lawrence brayer and printed on a Griffen table top press (owned by
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