In February 2019, Jenny Freestone visited from Washington D.C. to attend her solo exhibit at the Northwest Arts Center and execute a print with Flat Tail Press. She spent two days in the studio printing and sharing the photogravure process with Minot State students. Joined by her husband for the opening, the couple, originally from the U.K., marveled at the subzero morning temperatures (-33 with -55 wind chills). Great printmaking weather!
Superimposing a delicate graphite drawing over an aerial photo of the American Southwest landscape, Freestone etched a copper plate using the classic photogravure and direct gravure processes. Printed with a bronze ink on white, “Arridity” makes comment on issues relating to desertification and climate change.
Learn more about Jenny here.
Photogravure and direct gravure
11" x 15" border print, image area 4" x 6"