Watching the eagles busy at their local nests, keeping house, feeding, hatching their eggs, it’s time to share this print. This linoleum block print captures the moment of landing for an eagle, head pressed forward, eyes focused, talons extended ready to capture the branch, wings extended, all feathers unfurled to put on the breaks for a gentle touchdown, such a contrast with all that evidence of power.
I designed and cut the block for this print in 2001. I’d been in an art exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh for a number of years as well as visiting the place, and the eagles always fascinated me with their quiet majesty. Then I’d visited the Pittsburgh Zoo and the Animal Rescue League’s wildlife sanctuary and had even more chances to study them, finding this landing procedure dynamic and exciting. Funny to think at that time 17 years ago we had no idea there would be eagles living on the banks of our once polluted rivers, but all the work of cleaning up the environment welcomed them back.
This image is printed in black on white rice paper and hand-colored with watercolor tints reminiscent of my impressions as the eagle landed. It’s matted with a single tan acid-free black core mat, but left unframed and wrapped in plastic. The art size is 14″W x 11″H, the frame size is 20″W x 16″H.
Block printing is a technique wherein the artist carves the surface of a piece of linoleum, leaving raised areas which will become the image. Ink is rolled onto these raised areas, then a piece of paper is pressed against the block and when it’s lifted away the ink remains, leaving the image on the paper.
I also offer this print without color, as a print alone, and matted and framed, as well as on t-shirts and sweat shirts.
Options for ordering:
A. Framed, double matted, tinted print (as shown), 16 x 20, $100.00
B. Framed, single matted (cream black core), tinted print, 11 x 14, $75.00
C. Double matted, tinted print, 16 x 20, $65.00
D. Single matted (cream black core), tinted print, 11 x 14, $55.00
E. Print only, tinted, $45.00
F. Print only, black and white, $35.00
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