Private School - Christopher O'Flaherty

Regular price $70.00

This print by Christopher O'Flaherty was printed in a limited edition of 40, and can be framed with one of our custom hand made frames specially made for this print. Please allow 2 weeks for framing service.

This woodblock print is hand printed with oil based inks on Kitakata paper, measuring 11"x14". (image 10"x8")

Digital Archival Pigment Print - This 11"x14" high quality open edition archival pigment print offers an alternative option to support the artist. Shipping is free for this type of print, and the artist receives an even $20

In this portrait, an androgynous student sits defiantly in a state between agitation and polite composure inside a historical New England home. The student’s simple bright tie mutes the wild patterns on the imitation Victorian style chair and the floral wallpaper. Using a combination of features, the figure was created from both my own body, and that of a female friend.

 This print is the second iteration of the subject of a student with a blue tie, whose predecessor combined techniques of dry point on plexiglass, for fine curving lines, and woodblock printing for flat shapes. Being recently introduced to laser etching, I am able to add this quality to woodblock printing, and create a dialogue between hand and machine carving. This artwork was printed from three different woodblocks, and each copy has a unique tie color.