Tree in Kentucky, This photogravure print is in an edition of 5 plus two artist’s proofs in 13 1/2” x 29 1/2”. It is also available in 6 1/2” x 10”, with the same editioni size. There are also several unique impressions from the plate available printed with black and silver inks - please inquire to see them.
The tree was photographed in 2014 near my home in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. I had been driving past it for years as it stood watch over an empty farm house and cornfields - observing its slow decline. One evening as I was headed east into Glasgow I saw that it had been set afire from fuel placed in its center - and flames licked its interior. I vowed to return the following day and got there as a bulldozer was arriving. to push the farmhouse in . . . as well as the tree.
This is an image from one of the last frames of Kodak’s high speed infrared 35mm film I shot. It was processed with Amidol developer, a favorite of some of the early greats, ostensibly Edward Weston. The dark squares at the top of the print are the result of more pass-thru of the developing chemistry.
It is discounted 20% for the month of October, then goes back to the original price. The print measures 13 1/2" x 19 1/2" on Magnani's Pescia cotton rag paper. Please contact The Weston Gallery at 831.624.4453 for more information, or to purchase this powerful print.
The Weston Gallery
6th Avenue at Dolores & Lincoln
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921