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Unprepared is a reproduction of a hand-pulled lithograph.  The image is printed on archival paper. This image is available unframed and shrink wrapped.

This is a description of the original lithograph: This lithograph was completed at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  It is a 5-color lithograph, hand drawn and printed by Faye Passow. Each color starts as a shaped black layer of ink on a litho stone into which I draw the negative areas with  single edge razor blades. The image is etched, processed, re-etched, printed in color and then removed from the stone’s surface to make way for the next color. Colors proceed from light to dark. Each color in this image is transparent which allows for blending and creating a full palette of colors. The green, for example, is blue printed over the yellow. This requires precise registration and lots of forethought. The colors are yellow, red, blue, brown and black. Hand lithographs are multiple originals. This archival giclée (fine ink jet) print is a reproduction of the original and not to be confused with original art.

Unprepared was the headliner for my exhibition (along with Jenny Schmid) at the MAEP Gallery at the MIA in 2004. It also won a Merit Award at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition in 1995 and a Juror’s Recognition Award at the WARM 18th Annual Juried Exhibition for Women at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. It has also been in numerous other exhibitions including Three Person Exhibition at Augsburg College, Art With a Twist at the Weisman Art Museum on the U of M campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota Bleak: Nature or Nurture, Life in the True North at the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul and Minnesota Surrealists, a two person exhibition at the Hopkins Art Center.

It is currently featured in an online exhibition for the First Unitarian Society’s “Art in the Gallery” program at


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