I am a person who collects things with the idea I might want to use them in a picture someday. 30+ years ago I was traveling around the US selling prints at outdoor art fairs, I traded a print for this raku pot made by a potter at the event. Last week I was on a walk in my neighborhood and someone was getting rid of a handful of dry tree branches; I brought them home to my studio. This week I made this photograph out in my backyard studio with my 8x10 camera.
I dig the feeling I get from using these objects with a history for my still life work, it feels more important to me this way.
This hand-pulled polymer photogravure print is made with Gamblin stiff Portland black and sepia ink, with a dash of Charbonnel Geranium red ink on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper. I printed an edition of 9 numbered prints and 2 A/P prints.
Hand-pulled print by Ray Bidegain
Limited edition of 9
6.0 x 8.0 on an 11x15 sheet.
Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.