Title is GAZA--DREAM OF THE MAGI. This abstract and mixed media work on paper combines printmaking and painting. It originated as an etching on RivesBFK white paper, which employed the studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint, drypoint and Chine colle. This etching was hand printed and published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania within THE OPEN PRINTMAKING STUDIO on The Fleischer Art campus. This etching was created in 2018.
In February of 2020 the artist lost access to his studio due to the virus crisis. He hopes to return on Labor Day in September. While working in his loft studio, the artist took former etching proofs and enhanced them with watercolors and gouache. This mysterious work stands as an example. It refers to the city of Bethlehem, in Palestine, surrounded by barbed wire by the Israeli government during Christmas season of 2019. The media includes etching ink, RivesBFK white etching paper mounted a sheet of watercolor paper, glue, mulberry bark paper, watercolors, and gouache. This painted print is shipped to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price affordable and offers the buyer a wide selection range in framing. It is packed between two acid free boards wrapped in glassine and then packed carefully with bubble wrap. It is next placed in a shipment carton.
Pyramid, Abstrtact, Geometric, Mysterious, Reds, Original Painting, Abstract Painting