The Lizard King, took a lot of finagling. Maybe it is because Iguanas like warm basking sun and it was only 35 degrees in the studio. The ink was freezing up, the antique Italian paper “chine colle” a printmaking techniques of printing and collaging simultaneously, was not sticking. The acid free adhesive said, “best used in 65 to 95 degrees.” I guess I was off by about 30. But after plugging in a small table top heater with a 200ft extension cord to the house, I have 10 good ones! It is a bright cheery Iguana, setting up on his perch. It will look great in a kitchen, entryway, kid’s room, bedroom or any bright place. The chine colle adds a really nice textural element.
Print comes unmatted and unframed, picture of framed work is only an example. Note, this print image is 6″ x 5″ you can see how it looks in the frame in relations to the other prints. Paper is still 8″ x 10″
Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in New Mexico. Each morning I carve a new animal into my linoleum and print never more than 10. I make these cleaver and fun prints available to you on a daily basis through January 31, 2015, This is print #12. And who knows maybe I will extend it!