Note THIS IS PRINT NUMBER TWO OF FOUR IN EDITION 4 OF 5, as recorded on etching’s lower left edge as 2 4IV V. This original, hand printed etching was created by using a zinc plate in conjunction with the studio techniques of aquatint, drypoint, and intaglio. This dusk scene was based on graphite and ink drawings of a photo shot by the artist in New Jersey. It shows a decorated and snow-covered lawn in southern New Jersey on Christmas Eve. A created blend of four colors of oil base ink, one containing sterling silver pigments, enables the viewer to experience an optical illumination. . . similar to that produced by a Brazilian butterfly wing. The paper used was Stonehenge black. The frame size is about 12 inches high by 16 inches wide, and the zinc plate size measured 6 inches high by 9 inches wide. The actual print, or paper size, is about 11 inches high by 15 inches wide. The artist printed this edition on a Charles Brand pressmanufactured in New York City , and all work was done at the Fleisher Art Memorial, a school associated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was created as part of The Open Studio in Printmaking at Fleisher’s Center for Works on Paper, 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia. The work ships to the collector in a cardboard carton, and the price includes all shipment costs. This specific narrative relates to several of Di Falco’s “cartoonistic” paintings of the 1980s, which included his landmark “Wonderbread Family” series.
Christmas, Suburbia, Lawn Decorations, Santa, Humor, Original Printmaking