Polly’s in the studio

Polly Apfelbaum  was very busy in the Durham Press studio last week. Polly has been working on a new series of Rainbow prints- this set of 4 prints uses the same 32 colors and 130 wooden sticks.

Split Ribbons 1 | 2011, Woodblock Monoprint, 37 1/4″ x 69 3/4″

Split Ribbons 2 | 2011, Woodblock Monoprint, 37 1/4″ x 69 3/4″ 

Split Ribbons 3 | 2011, Woodblock Monoprint, 37 1/4″ x 69 3/4″

Split Ribbons 4 | 2011, Woodblock Monoprint, 37 1/4″ x 69 3/4″

The process of making the prints is shown in the snapshots below. Polly starts by selecting a color palate, the the individual wooden sticks are inked, Polly then creates an arrangment or pattern for the colors, the inked sticks are placed into the jig according to the order, the paper is loaded into the etching press and an impression is made. The prints are then placed on a drying rack for several weeks until the ink is completely dry. Click here to watch a video of the etching press in action. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

New York Foundation for the Arts recently intereviewed Polly in her New York studio. Polly discusses beauty, color, her career, challenges and her new work and recent exhibitions. Click here to watch the great interview video.

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