Old Barns Lettepress Print
An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! “Old Barns” 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.
In this piece, Mt. Rainier rises from behind a pair of abandoned barns near Eatonville, Washington. The river valleys in Western Washington are dotted with small farms, as the rich volcanic soil is excellent for growing vegetables, hops and flowers. Yet as the urban, suburban and industrial areas along Puget Sound expand, many of the region’s farms are threatened by encroaching development. Nevertheless, those farms that remain create pockets of idyllic beauty at the base of this most iconic mountain.
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 46 prints
Paper size: 6” x 7.5”
Image size: 3” x 5”