This intaglio and drypoint print, executed on three individual zinc plates, was printed on Stonehenge cream colored paper, measuring about fifteen inches wide by eleven inches high or 38.100cm by 27.940cm, with a blended mixture of three colored inks from Paris, Charbonnel brand and oil base. Di Falco used an industrial floor model press made in New York City by Charles Brand. Each plate, separated by one-quarter of an inch, 0.635cm, on the press bed, measured three inches wide by four inches high, or 7.620cm by 10.160cm. Therefore the image size is about nine and three quarters inches wide by four inches high, 24.765cm by 10.160cm. The work ships to the collector in an acid free mat within a twelve by sixteen inch frame, 30.480cm by 40.640cm. This work is from the FIRST EDITION of FOUR EDITIONS, and all editions will have only five etching each. The work was printed and published by the artist at Fleisher Art Memorial’s OPEN STUDIO IN PRINTMAKING, which is the art school connected to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fleisher’s campus is on Catherine to Christian Streets between South Seventh and Eighth Streets. This etching was based Di Falco’s drawings of a photo taken in 2018 by a friend and depicts a village built into the side of a mountain in Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi. The artist became interested in this city’s history and architecture after discovering that some of his maternal ancestors lived there in the Seventeenth Century.
Narration Georgia, an independent nation located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, was once a Soviet republic that stretches from the Caucasus Mountains to the beaches of the Black Sea. Vardzia, an expansive cave monastery that dates to the 12th century C. E., is an international historic site, as well as the earliest wine-growing region of Kakheti. The countries capital, Tbilisi, is noted for its diverse architecture and labyrinth like, cobblestone streets of its old town.
Crossroads, Europe, Asia, Georgia, Architecture, Original Printmaking, Landmarks Printmaking