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Untitled, from the Water series

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Description

Jackie Battenfield is known for her luminous paintings and prints of natural forces. She is fascinated by the most abstract qualities of landscape–storms, clouds, brushfires, and water ripples.

And in this image her fascination with water and light are clear.

Battenfield told me that this work was the first woodcut print she made in her water series. The black image is cut out of a special Japanese woodblock, removing all the “white” area and leaving a relief that is inked in black. Her aim was to have the black gesture float down through the “layers” of water.  The water was done as a monoprint, so the blue background in every one of Battenfield’s water series is unique. A green Japanese chiri paper is collaged into the middle doing a little push/pull with the underlying blue.

Battenfield told me that she carved the woodcut in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Additional information

Condition

Excellent Condition

Date

Framing

Medium

Drawing on paper

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Type

Modern Print-Makers, Paintings, Washington Artists

Details

Medium:
Relief print from woodcut and monoprint with collage
Paper:
On Kōzo (Mulberry) paper
Date:
1997
Signature:
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil en recto lower right. Numbered by the artist en recto lower left.
Framing:
Framed in gray-painted wood behind Plexiglass.
Condition:
Excellent condition.
Framed Size:
31 in. × 40 in. × 1 in.
Provenance:
Formerly part of the collection of Akin Gump.

Price & Purchase

Price:
$2,200