Gig Harbor Letterpress Print
An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! “Gig Harbor” is part of Chandler O’Leary’s Local Conditions series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points. The series includes a total of 15 designs.
Gig Harbor, Washington lies on a sheltered arm of Puget Sound, just across the Narrows from Tacoma, on the Kitsap Peninsula. Late afternoon sunlight bathes both mountain and vessels, while rippling reflections play across the surface of the water. A light mist floats at the water line, just at the edge of the evergreen forest on the shore.
This artwork was letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. Each print in the edition was then painstakingly hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated, and labeled with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the exact location the illustration was drawn from.
Edition of 48 prints
Paper size: 6” x 7.5”
Image size: 3” x 5”