This piece is a celebration of the beautiful river otter and its habitat.
“The Swimmers” began with a large-scale Soft Kut printing block for the otters and a smaller carved stamp for the fish, meticulously designed to reflect the personality of each animal. Once carved, each block was hand-printed on cotton and muslin using water-based Speedball printmaking ink.
After printing, each image was then cut to form and arranged on a premium cotton batik background stretched and secured over canvas stretcher bars. The critters were each hand-sewn onto the background with care. Some of the prints have been given a 3-D modeled effect by placing quilt batting behind the image.
The animals I chose to include in “The Swimmers” are as follows:
-Lontra canadensis (River Otter)
-Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill Fish)
The price of “The Swimmers” includes the shipping and handling to U.S. Domestic addresses via the USPS. IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL $$ FOR SHIPPING AND CUSTOMS.