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Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes  is a hand-pulled lithograph. The image size is 14″ by 18″ and the paper size is 18″ by 22″. The image is printed on Arches Cover, an archival rag paper. This original lithograph is available unframed (shrink wrapped with foam core) or framed with a rag mat, black frame and archival materials including UV filtering glass.  Contact me for an image of the framed artwork.

This lithograph was completed during a residency at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. It is a 5-color lithograph, hand drawn and printed by Faye Passow. The black run was drawn first using razor blades to achieve tone by scraping away a thin layer of ink from a fully inked litho stone. The stone has a fine texture and the scraping removes ink and particles of stone to reveal the light areas. This image is then printed on mylar and becomes the template for the color runs which are also drawn on a litho stone. Each color is drawn separately and printed from a stone after which the image is erased from the stone so the next can be drawn. The black image is printed second to last. The final color is a transparent yellow/brown which is printed over most but not all of the image which intensifies the black and adds depth to the colors. Hand lithographs are multiple originals. This lithograph has a limited edition of 28 with 2 Artist’s Proofs. Each one is an original.

Mobile Homes  won the Juror Award at the Minnesota State Fair in 2003 and has been featured in several exhibitions including In the Heart of the Whirlwind: Tornadoes in Art, Myth, Poetry and Song at the  Anderson Center in Redwing, Minnesota,  Unprepared, a two person exhibition at the MAEP Gallery of the MIA, Stop the Presses: Graphic Art in a New Light at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Trouble in Paradise,  a Solo exhibition at Swan Song Contemporary Arts in Maiden Rock, WI,  Minnesota Surrealists, a two person exhibition at the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Minnesota National Print Biennial at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the U of M.

Mobile Homes was gifted to the Plains Art Museum and is in the collection of the Minnesota Museum of Modern Art.


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