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The Fifth Step, No.1 - Limited Edition of 35
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The Fifth Step, No.1 - Limited Edition of 35 Artwork

Iskra Johnson

United States

New Media, Photo on Paper

Size: 30 W x 42 H x 0.1 D in

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"The Fifth Step," 1/35, 13.25 x 20" image on 17 x 22" sheet, Limited Edition Fine Art Print Additional Size available: 1/10, 24 x 36" image on 30 x 42" sheet,$1,500 plus shipping Also available on canvas by special order. You could say the stair is the birth of the scaffold. This particular stair lived for about a year behind the opera house as it was being demolitioned and rebuilt. One day it disappeared – or perhaps it gave birth to a latticework of stairs that reached to the sky, and perhaps someone is singing up there. The scaffold series is created from mixed media explorations of construction sites and the abstract beauty of architectural structures. "The Fifth Step" is a limited edition archival print created from a process that blends my original photography, mixed media, and digital alchemy. This print is not a reproduction of a painting, but a contemporary print in which the print itself is the only form in which the artwork exists. The finished piece is meticulously proofed and printed on German Etching, using archival pigment inks rated to last for 100 years or more. The prints come with a certificate of authenticity verifying the edition number and the edition size. *This particular orange is a little tricky to display accurately onscreen. On German Etching it becomes a subtle gun metal gray with burnt orange, slightly less vivid the what the screen may display. These prints are traditionally numbered and signed in light pencil with the number on the left and the signature on the right, just below the image. They are intended to be matted with an approximately 1/2 inch space all around to reveal the signature, but can be cropped to the edge of the image if desired. Prints are sold unframed. This original artwork is © Iskra Fine Art and may not be reproduced in any form without permission.

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New Media Print:Photo on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:35

Size:30 W x 42 H x 0.1 D in

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Throughout my work I explore impermanence as it occurs in the urban landscape and in nature. My architectural prints and mixed media pieces focus on the radical reshaping of the built landscape through gentrification and de-industrialization. As we are confronted with change and our relationship to it, I am interested in the question of how much of the past we value and hold onto, and how much we let go to make the future our “now.” My work lives on the edge between nostalgia and accommodation, mediating through the elements of surface and iconic structure to a conversation about history, identity and sense of place. I have been a calligrapher and letter form artist for much of my professional art career, creating well known brandmarks for film, books and packaging. I have created custom typographic identities for Kitty Kelly, Clive Barker, Naomi Judd, and Anne Rice among others, and movie titling for Dreamworks and Walt Disney. As a fine artist I bring my passion for mark making and the architecture of letter forms into the abstract realm. I have a calligrapher's subtle sense of surface and texture, and incorporate calligraphic mark making into many of my pieces. I use photography, digital composition, printmaking, mixed media and collage, shifting as needed to suit my subject matter. I embrace new media and the infinite ways in which the analog and the digital can be shaken, stirred and poured into a new creative form.

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