Rides the Clouds
silkscreen on paper with Remarque in bottom left corner.
signed and limited: 237/400.
Sold out edition
image: 29 x 37-1/4
framed: 50-1/4 x 59-1/2 x 1-1/4
Designed with hand-wrapped fabric mats in turquoise micro suede for the top mat and turquoise beaded fillet. Bottom mat is black microsuede with a cut out for the Remarque.
Textured stucco style frame, Conservation mount & Conservation Plexi
Rides the Clouds, Detail
To the left is a detail from this piece.
The artist remarqued this silkscreen with a signed, hand-drawn image. Silkscreen on paper with Remarque in bottom left corner.
Bottom mat: I created a keyhole cutout around the image, then wrapped the opening and the bottom mat with Black Microsuede.
Top mat: Turquoise micro suede
Detail: Turquoise beaded fillet. Special cutout for Remarque and drop to allow for the cutout.
Mount: oversized rag, hinged with linen tape
Glazing: Conservation Plexi
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Art will need to be crated and shipped via freight if not purchased withing 50 miles of My Personal Framer, Newberg, OR
JD Challenger was born in Oklahoma with a creative fire that first began to smolder when he was a very young child. After moving to Taos, New Mexico, Challenger enjoyed success as an artist painting landscapes. Privately, he continued to draw and paint as he was learning about Native Americans. He was reluctant to show his art, prints and posters in public for fear of offending a people he greatly admired. Working in oils and acrylics on canvas, as well as watercolor, his style continued to emerge and his passion grew.
Upon witnessing a Ghost Dance ceremony being filmed for a movie, Challenger came face to face with his mission in life. "As I stood there watching the chanting and the dancing, I knew what I wanted to paint... nothing had ever been clearer." His wife, Denise, encouraged him to show his work to his Native American friends, one of whom was a holy man. When he did so, he received their blessing and was told, "There has to be a messenger and he doesn't have to be one of our People. The Creator chooses His own messengers. Your path is to tell our story and educate people about the past and about what is still happening today."
JD Challenger paints the story of a people rich in heritage and traditions; stories sometimes poignant, often angry... but always powerful and demanding to be told. All of his art, prints and posters speak their own truth. Challenger is the vessel that paints that truth.
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In a small atelier in Hong Kong, stately trees guard a meandering river, lilies float peacefully on a pond's surface, and ancient stone cottages cast shadows across a path of sunshine. Such images endlessly inspire Joseph Wong as he transfers the artful ideas in his mind, first to sketchbooks and then to copper engraving plates that will produce multiple prints of the original theme.
Joseph started working as an artist when he was quite young. Self taught in his early years, it wasn't until after secondary school that he benefited from formal training by attending graphics courses at Chinese University in Hong Kong. Later he studied with Professor Chen Shou Soo, who had studied in Europe had extensive knowledge of European painting techniques which Joseph learned and applied to his own style. After seeing an etching in a North American gallery, he became intrigued with the process and put down his brushes and focused on the process of intaglio printmaking.
In the early eighties he made four profoundly inspiring trips to Europe. He learned etching in Munich, and took trains to Paris and Amsterdam to study various techniques. Joseph says,"That is where I got my inspiration. . . in the midst of the masters of intaglio". Joseph returned to Hong Kong to set up his own atelier. He traveled throughout the countryside searching out imagery that would inspire his creations.
In describing the etching process Joseph says,"There are so many difficult steps in the process, you must control your thinking through the procedure from beginning to end. One must have an idea, and when you are motivated by an idea you have to freeze it. You have to engineer the whole process and then realize it on the plate. It is a long time from the beginning of the visual idea to the first print. That is the thrill.