|Title:||Aqua 9x11 Framed Original Four-Layer Color Reduction Woodcut Print on Rives Paper LE #2/15|
|Size:||9" x 11"|
|Frame Size:||14" x 16"|
|Medium:||Woodcut on Paper|
A four-layer color reduction woodblock print, 'Aqua' is one of the first prints created on Kean's recently acquired home studio printing press. It is the first attempt in over 15 years of revisiting this style of printmaking. Color Reduction is a process where the artist carved and printed from the same block to achieve the imagery depicted here. Kean also created a gradient of color with each later of ink to create a subtle highlight in the central portion of the wave. The viewer is drawn from the central part of the wave into the background (land/island) by this subtle gradient and change in hue. The textures throughout the sky contrast the clean linework in the wave, but also bind the imagery together. Kean hopes to elicit tranquil and calm feelings through the use of crisp lines and a variety of blue hues.
BFK Rives Paper: 9 x 11 inches
Douglas fir shadowbox-style stained and finished frame: 14 x 16 x 1.5 inches
Number 2 of Limited Edition of 15.