Lighthouse Letterpress Print
An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! “Lighthouse” 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.
Point Robinson Light, built in 1915 and located on Maury Island, Washington, marks the halfway point between Tacoma and Seattle. Though the original Fresnel lens is no longer active and the light was automated in 1978, Point Robinson’s flashing beacon still shines today. The lighthouse is now a part of Vashon-Maury Island Park. In this illustration, Mt. Rainier peeks through the clouds in the background.
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 41 prints
Paper size: 6” x 7.5”
Image size: 3” x 5”