About the Design:
"Monarch and Viceroy" is an Art Nouveau inspired full color block print. The design features a monarch butterfly (top) next to its mimic, the viceroy butterfly (bottom) amidst native purple coneflower. This is the most recent addition to my "pollinator" series, and it is also the most complicated print I have attempted yet! In order to create the background colors alone, I have to hand ink 15 individual carved pieces, and fit them together (like a puzzle) for each inking. Because this print is so time intensive to make, it is priced higher than other prints of the same size, but I think the extra effort is worth it for the vibrant colors. Hand pulled using North Carolina inks, onto archival, sustainably forested paper, this is part of an edition of 70 full color prints. I may also do a less time intensive monochromatic edition from this block. As always, I will sell fewer than 100 imprints from this carved block, ensuring each piece is special.
This particular print is made from a hand carved “Eco Karve” printmaking block.
The printed area of this artwork measures approximately 12 x18 inches.
Includes a custom cut, acid free matboard and backing board which measures 18x24 on the exterior and will fit into widely available standard frames.
The thick, archival printmaking paper used is sustainably forested, and made using 100% wind energy during the manufacturing process.
The inks used are all made right here in beautiful NC :)
Each Limited Edition print is signed and numbered in pencil by me.
All New South limited edition blocks are limited to less than 100 imprints, including all editions and artist proofs, ensuring that every piece is special.
About New South Pattern House:
At New South Pattern House, my priority is to deliver the most environmentally friendly and high quality products possible. I have thoroughly researched everything from my inks to my packaging materials so that you can relax and shop with the confidence that I have put in the work to deliver ethically sound art pieces that will last for years to come. Here are a few of the highlights:
All shipping/packaging materials are 100% compostable and/or recyclable
All block prints made in a solvent free studio
All paper used is both acid free, and sustainably produced, prioritizing sustainable forestry practices, and renewable energy manufacturing.
Prints are made to order or in small batches, reducing studio paper waste
About Block Printing:
Block prints often have slight textures and variations in the finished products. I think that's why I love them-- each one is special. Please be aware that, while I aim for consistency within each edition, there may be slight variations with each print and colors may differ from your computer screen.
Shipping and Production:
Please allow up to a week of time for your artwork to be printed and to dry thoroughly. If you need a faster turnaround time, message me and I'll do my best to accommodate you
I am so impressed with this block print!! The colors and the details are amazing!! I couldn’t be happier with this purchase and the seller’s kind communication. Looking forward to making another purchase.