8 x 11 inches original polyester plate lithograph on 11 x 15 inches archival Canson paper (245 gsm)
Very limited edition of 4 prints
Sitting in the verandah of an antique eighteenth-century castle once belonging to the Marquis of Villarena, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, I was reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Inspired by the meditative calmness of the words and the oceanic view before me, I made the initial sketch for this lithograph on the last page of the same book. The book being an integral part of the 'situation', I have incorporated it in this lithograph by placing it on the chair before me, so it becomes part of this more 'permanent' memory.
This is a black and white single-layer polyester plate lithograph, polyester plates being a relatively recent and non-toxic medium in fineart lithography. The drawing is made directly on the plate, just like for stone lithography, and the ink is rolled on with alternating layers of water in between, and then hand-pulled from an etching press.