JULES BUCK JONES
Update: Continental Divide
When Jules Buck Jones visited Monte Verde, Costa Rica and The Isle of Ometeppe in Nicaragua earlier this year, he came back with his head full of images of dense overlapping foliage surrounding and engulfing his vision. It was soon after he returned from South America that we invited him to come to Flatbed and collaborate with our master printers to create an etching. Jules is most well known for his large paintings and installations (see Jules Buck Jones) but had never attempted a large scale etching. He lives and works in Austin and is instrumental in the MASS collective and gallery.
We decided together that a long thin format would be the best way for him to convey the surround of the rain forest. Two long narrow plates were prepared and Jules drew the intricate images on the plates for a deep etch. The two plates are designed to print as a diptych on one sheet of paper making the final image 40" x 4." He chose to print using a chine colléd Thai chiri paper and a cool black ink. The image above is a detail of the final print.
|Julies Buck Jones, Master Printer Tracy Mayrello, Assistant Printer Cordelia Blanchard|