James Butler

James Butler

Bloomington, IL
Imprint, Snow Angel, Lithograph
17.75 x 22.25

This lithograph,”Imprint/Snow Angel” is from my Embedded series of prints, drawings and paintings. In this piece I was interested in a bridge between my still life work and figuration. Depicting a presence without the figure actually being there has been part of my work for years.

This print also refers to an act of impressing into a surface, one definition of a print. In this case, the snow angel was made by our daughter who was seven years old at the time.
It is a traditional drawing on a lithographic limestone using special crayons that I make. It was printed by hand using a leather roller.