Reflection II, 2004

Mixed Media

Jacquard tapestry

74.50 x 55.00 in

189.2 x 139.7 cm

Edition of 24

Signed by the artists on a label affixed to verso.

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74.50 x 55.00 in

189.2 x 139.7 cm

Edition of 24


    About The Work

    The work of Donald and Era Farnsworth possesses an understated, meditative quality that belies the sophisticated, often complex methods used in its creation. In their ongoing series of tree portraits, the Farnsworths employ a wide range of traditional printmaking and innovative digital methods to generate imagery whose effect is as singular as its techniques are diverse. For each portrait, the Farnsworths create an elegantly layered background by using chine collé to combine layers of aged Japanese paper with handmade paper – often from Magnolia Editions’ papermaking studio – and washes of color. The figure of a single tree is then hand-painted in watercolor by the artists, who may add other watercolor details as well. At various points in this process, the image is manipulated digitally to achieve precise effects of color and tone.

    By presenting each tree set apart from the forest, suspended in an ether of Donald Farnsworth’s trademark textures, the artists invite the viewer to consider that tree’s subtle splendor and individual presence. The depth and resonance of the resulting works testify to the Farnsworths’ appreciation of each tree’s unique and distinguished character. In their use of the tapestry medium, the artists lend a powerful dimension of physicality to the subtle emotional weight of their portraits.

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    About Donald & Era Farnsworth

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