Wednesday, June 26, 2013
While visiting the Folk Art Center in North Carolina Eva and I both bought artwork. I bought this woodblock print made by Jan Heath of Berkeley Springs WV. I have driven through Berkeley Springs many times but never stopped. We are usually on our way to the beach and being a long drive my family never wants to make an extra stop. Maybe this fall I'll take a weekend trip to Berkeley Springs. It's a cute little town with art galleries, shops and restaurants.
Eva bought this print by Marsha Heatwole of Lexington VA. The picture is of a cat but if you look closely the cat has many hidden pictures making up the image. For example, notice the two people on the cat's forehead. The print is an etching made on a zinc plate.
Both these prints are PRINTS, not photocopies. So often I see photocopies being sold as artwork. I get that with the new printers photocopies are good quality, and affordable, but after buying these to pieces of art I'm rethinking photocopies. I have been toying with the idea of buying a high end printer. Now I am rethinking that idea.
What do you think of photocopies of artwork? Do you buy photocopies of art from artist? or Do you sell photocopies of your artwork?
Have a great day!
( I'm waiting for the electric to come back on, major storms last night. We have a generator running this morning)