When I was a child my grandparents has a pomegranate tree in their backyard. My mother and grandmother made jelly from the fruit and I loved it, I can remember being disappointed that pomegranate jelly was not in the store or in the kitchens of any of my friends. These days, as an artist, I am mostly drawn to the beauty of this fruit with its lumpy, bumpy skin and beautiful sheen.
This hand-pulled polymer photogravure print is made withGamblinbone black and sepia ink, with a bit of Charbonnel sanguine ink on Hahnemühlecopperplate paper. I decided on a chine collé with Awagami Kitakata. and an edition of 9 numbered prints and 2 A/P prints.
Hand made by Ray Bidegain
Limited edition of 9
8.0 x 8.0 on an 11x15 sheet.
Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.