Medium: Aquatint Dimensions: 12 x 18 inches (Image) 18 x 25 1/8 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1949 Date finished: 2021 Edition: 120 and 12 Artist Proofs Bloedel Donovan Park, Lake Whatcom, Bellingham, WA
Medium: Etching with chine-collé and watercolor Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 13 inches (image), 13 x 16 1/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1968 Date finished: 2021 Edition: of 10 e.v.
Medium: Marbled monoprint Dimensions: 15 x 11 1/8 inches (Image/Sheet) Signature: Signed verso Artist details: Pacific Northwest, American, 1976 Date finished: 2021 Edition: 1/1
Recommended by Catherine (Collections Assistant):
I love Ben Beres' marbled monoprints and the vibrant texture of this piece makes it an easy favorite of mine. Beyond the beautiful color palette, Beres' bold display of a word associated with quiet loneliness is compelling (and rather ironic) and represents the complexities of human emotions. We may feel isolated, whether by choice or otherwise, while simultaneously yearning to be seen and understood. The large text and brilliant colors are impossible to ignore, igniting an almost synesthetic call for attention and connection.