About the Design:
Hellbender salamaders are known for being sort of ugly :) but I think they are magical. This design is strongly influenced by folk art, and I intentionally left a lot of carving lines visible to give the water more depth. The print is topped by a cluster of mountain laurel blooms, and it makes me think of the Appalachian mountains (where I'm from) whenever I see it. Each artist proof is full color, printing using NC made inks on sustainable and archival paper.
This particular print is made from a hand carved “soft kut” printmaking block.
The printed area of this artwork measures approximately 8.25 Inches wide by 16 inches tall.
Includes a custom cut, acid free matboard and backing board which measures 13x19 on the exterior and will fit into widely available standard frames.
The thick, archival printmaking paper used is sustainably forested, and made using 100% wind energy during the manufacturing process.
The inks used are all made right here in beautiful NC :)
Each print is signed in pencil as an “Artist a Proof” by me.
All New South limited edition blocks are limited to less than 100 imprints, including all editions and artist proofs, ensuring that every piece is special.
About New South Pattern House:
At New South Pattern House, my priority is to deliver the most environmentally friendly and high quality products possible. I have thoroughly researched everything from my inks to my packaging materials so that you can relax and shop with the confidence that I have put in the work to deliver ethically sound art pieces that will last for years to come. Here are a few of the highlights:
All shipping/packaging materials are 100% compostable and/or recyclable
All block prints made in a solvent free studio
All paper used is both acid free, and sustainably produced, prioritizing sustainable forestry practices, and renewable energy manufacturing.
Prints are made to order or in small batches, reducing studio paper waste
About Block Printing:
Block prints often have slight textures and variations in the finished products. I think that's why I love them-- each one is special. Please be aware that, while I aim for consistency within each edition, there may be slight variations with each print and colors may differ from your computer screen.
Shipping and Production:
Please allow up to a week of time for your artwork to be printed and to dry thoroughly. If you need a faster turnaround time, message me and I'll do my best to accommodate you.