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Just a few sentences and a picture. Most days. Artwork. Humor. Okay, some politics and social commentary. Would you sign up/follow my blog? Today’s monoprint from my Natural History series is “NH: Polar Bear” True or false? We’ll discuss Pliny the Elder later.

Yesterday’s print, “NH Bribery”, was true. HUH!

See more about this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com

Buy in my Etsy shop@ https://www.etsy.com/shop/Printmistress888nhpolar-bears.jpgThe image is 12″x 18″, printed by hand to archival Rives BFK white paper. Frames to 24″x 30″.

Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1. For sale! Each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

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You may remember the Bill of Rights?  Fondly??? Today’s monoprint is from my “Natural History” series of over 100 one-of-a-kind artworks.In the wake of the “Fake News” debacle, I am posting prints from this series. Are the statements true or false? ( last post was oddly, true!). Follow the blog to get the true answers. Art is never the wrong answer.

View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com

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You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Printmistress888

Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site.

12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1.  Each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

Little did I realize, when I began this series of etchings, that real politics would become part of my artwork. Fake News???? I am posting one of the over 100 monotype etchings: Natural History:Alexander Hamilton, today. True or False? I will answer this in my next blog. Censorship is the antithesis of art. I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all the hard fought laws that American citizens gave their lives to defend.

Original premise: Pliny the Elder (who died in the Vesuvius explosion ) tried to collect a book of all knowledge-the first encyclopedia – and did he get a lot wrong! But even so, much of it still believed today.

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/Printmistress888  (For more from the series)

nhhamilton

Aquatint etching,linocut, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site. View more from this series on my website: http://www.hladikvoss.com  Please sign up and Share. You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1.  Each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

Want more art right away? More of the Natural History monoprints can be viewed on my website.
http://www.hladikvoss.com

NH:BenFranklinI think that should take up enough of your time today. Which do you think are true?

You can buy my artwork directly on my Etsy site: Printmistress888.etsy.com

Today’s print is from the Earth Science area.
“Natural History:Ben Franklin”. Aquatint etching,  hard ground etching,linocut, chine collé, trace transfer monotype. Monoprint. Edition 1/1.  For sale! Contact me for details on purchasing through my blog or etsy site.

Just the Facts: (of the Natural History Monoprint Series)
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

I promised I would start giving you an explanation for the subject matter of my monoprint series,”Natural History”.
I love history. I think it is important. Doomed to repeat and all that. Context for every part of life. You know, history.
I detest what I find to be a more and more common attitude among younger people, ( uh oh, dangerous territory here! ) to explain away ignorance by simply stating, “that happened before I was born”.
Okay. I can’t control that seeming pride in being uneducated, clueless, and oblivious to the world.
I can have fun with my target audience, however.
Intrigued? Next post: The History of Everything. With an introduction to the world’s first encyclopedia, “Historia Naturalis”, and Pliny the Elder. Trust me on this!

Today’s print, in keeping with my Memorial Day patriotic theme:
“Natural History: Church and State”.  NH:Church:State

Ponder the implications of that….

Just the Facts:
Image size=12″x 18″. Framed 24″x 30″. Printed on Rives BFK white archival paper. Edition 1/1. To begin, each print background consists of 2, differently colored, inked, aquatinted copper plates printed over each other. This produces the variegated stripes.
Then I employ a variety of printing techniques: linocuts, collograph, etchings, monotyping, chine colle, etc., to create the subject. I design all the fonts by hand.

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I loved reading historical novels as a  teenager. Gone with the Wind, War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago. Romantic train wrecks. You know the kind.
I felt insulated from this type of experience. I was privileged. My parents had long term employment. Roof over ones’ head and food on the table. Culture, books, music.

I heard stories from my father about the depression of the 1930s in America. But they were all so long ago and obviously would never happen again. Especially to me.

Scarlett O’Hara eating a radish dug out the fields after the fall of Atlanta. Vomiting and vowing that this will never happen to her or her people again. Noble- inspiring. How dramatic. Still nothing to do with me.

What really resonates with me now? The impoverished post Civil War class. Hungry and clueless. Ladies painting decorative china that no one wanted. Gallant men pretending to need it as a way of giving charity without dishonor.

I find myself feeling that way. I have suffered much of my life with medical problems that have kept me from participating in a normal life.
Now I find myself in dire to constantly challenging conditions in my health and finances. This is been going on for several years and is escalating.

From necessity, I have put out appeals for donations to help me cover basic needs. Applied for charity assistance with medical expenses.  Have been selling my own artwork from an Etsy shop. Printmistress888.etsy.com  Fun, modern, affordable prints. Original art.  Please share! ( See more of my work @ http://hladikvoss.com )

Combined with job losses in my family, my inability to work, and taking responsibility for other sick family members care, my husband, Richard, and I have come to this point.

We are both college educated. Richard has worked all his life.
This was not the social contract we thought was our birthright for acting responsibly.

Will be posting my usual art related blogs again. This was more of a catch you up with my life sharing.
Been hospitalized 12 times in the past 18 months. 2 months in a nursing home after that. Still in the process of healing. Ongoing medical care.
“Under Pressure”-missing David Bowie….

Would you like and share my blog? It’s lonely out here!

 

 

 

NH:BillofRightsWell. Considering all the laws and rights we enjoy in America. And, pre-occupied with the the issue of medical insurance. Which is off the mark for this print. Don’t care. I was uninsurable for most of my adult life, due to a chronic health problem that started when I was a child.. I have experienced decades of no coverage, and subsequent near death outcomes. I have had government subsidized health care. Mixed help and results. I have had good insurance when I married, very late in life-with high costs. Today, I discovered that my very expensive insurance will not cover an essential medication. Cost to me? Over $1000.00 out of pocket a month. So, praying to get an answer. Don’t qualify for disability-even though I have an automatically qualifying condition. Too ill as an adult to have worked enough to qualify. Not destitute enough to qualify as indigent. Move to Sweden? Wales? Ireland?

Have a few pieces of artwork made when un-insurable. “Pre-Existing Condition”. “Buy This and the Artist Dies”- When on government insurance, couldn’t make any income.  “X-Ray”, and the like. This print features the 2 aquatint striped plate background. Lino gun and flag, And a very fetching etching plate-the ekg flatline. PLUS! hand drawn and designed fonts-a trace transfer technique.

Glad for those that the new health care helps.  I’ve survived over 45 years of this. What ya got for me today, Mr.President?


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