The Dogwood tree on my street has been there for years, like most of the trees I see. As I pass by on my daily walks and can't help but notice the scarlet-colored drupes that lay on the ground this time of year. I pick some up each year with plans to make pictures, this year I made some. I understand that there are myths and lore about these berries and trees in other cultures, for me, it is the beauty that makes me take them home.
This hand-pulled polymer photogravure print is made withGamblin stiff Portland black and sepia ink, with a bit of Charbonnel geranium red on Rives BFK paper. I decided on a chine collé with Awagami Kitakata. and an edition of 10 numbered prints and 3 A/P prints.
Hand made by Ray Bidegain
Limited edition of 10
6.0 x 7.5 on an 11x15 sheet.
Signed numbered and dated by the artist on the lower front.