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An Ode to Summer Lost (Elaborate Gold Edition of 22)

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To last summer, and the many fruitful summers that may follow. 

"An Ode to Summer Lost" is a 20" x 30" limited edition giclee print with three layers of screenprinting. This edition has an extra layer of gold embellishments along the border of the print and is only printed in an edition of 22. 

Process:
After completing the original gouache and pastel painting the piece was then professionally photographed and edited digitally. Prints are initially printed with a high quality printer on archival paper and are then finished with two layers of screenprinting. The first layer is a crystal white glitter that sparkles around the dancers in the gazebo. The second layer is applied gold leaf on the title in the border of the print, the third layer is a metallic gold ink embellishment throughout the entire border of the print. Prints are then hand deckled and signed and numbered in a limited edition of 25. 


About the Print:
An Ode to Summer Lost was originally created in summer of 2020, an eerily empty time of the year compared to the summers that have come before. I found myself in an abandoned gazebo at the beginning of a pandemic that would continue for the foreseeable future and it reminded me of a piece I made a long time ago called "Trip the Light, Fantastic". It featured dancers enjoying a late summer evening with a proud gazebo lit up. I wanted to reference this well known print of mine by alluding to the ghosts of these dancers filling up this space once more. Almost as if it were a glimmer of a past and future finding itself in the present. The summer of 2020 was a time of serious reflection, it made me appreciate what we once had, the freedoms we took for granted and the future we could summon.  

Specifics:
  • Paper Size: 20" x 30" with deckled edges
  • Image Size: 17 x 27"
  • High quality giclee print on Moab Entrada Natural Rag 290gsm
  • Three layers of screenprinting: crystal white glitter, genuine 24k gold leaf and metallic gold
  • Embossed on the lower, right corner
  • Signed by James R. Eads
  • Numbered in edition of 22
  • Printed in house in Los Angeles
  • Release: June 18th, 2021

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