An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! This piece is part of the “Local Conditions” series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points. (You can read more about the project on the blog.) There are 15 different designs in the series; you can find them all here.
In this piece, Mt. Rainier rises from behind a pair of abandoned barns near Eatonville, Washington. The river valleys in Western Washington are dotted with small farms, as the rich volcanic soil is excellent for growing vegetables, hops and flowers. Yet as the urban, suburban and industrial areas along Puget Sound expand, many of the region’s farms are threatened by encroaching development. Nevertheless, those farms that remain create pockets of idyllic beauty at the base of our most iconic mountain.
This artwork was letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. Each print in the edition was then painstakingly hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated, and labeled with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the exact location the illustration was drawn from.
Edition of 46 prints
Paper size: 6 x 7.5 inches (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Image size: 3 x 5 inches (7.6 x 12.7 cm)
This piece was printed in a limited edition, so once the edition sells out, it will not be reprinted. So snag your copy while you can!
(Please note: because each print is individually hand-painted, no two are precisely alike. Please allow for slight differences and color variations from what is pictured here.)
This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary 2010. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this print. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.
This print is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship flat in a protective mailer via United States Postal Service. WA state residents are subject to sales tax.