Indian Burying Place
Robert Rutherford
Silk Screen
H 8in x W 15in
Working directly from his drawings and detailed notes, Robert paints 'filler' on a screen to create a stencil for each colour in the edition (the finished image will have a least twenty four different stencils). The ink is then pulled across the screen with a squeegee, passing through the areas without filler, onto the paper beneath. Every subtle shade on each print is pulled separately. This direct method of silkscreen printing is the oldest of all hand printmaking techniques. Indian Burying Place : A very sheltered, and therefore more intact, abandoned community on the North coast of Newfoundland. "This is one of my three best silkscreen prints, and has not been available since it quickly sold out many years ago." - Rob