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Ukiah – The California Series

$38.00

This series celebrates the Golden State; Each original artwork is named after a city or town in California. I’ve been wandering through this series while replaying memories from my travels. I hope this collection brings back your California dreams and inspires you to explore and adventure.

I once knew a guy from Ukiah.
Some treated him like a pariah.
His hair was quite red.
We were confused when he said
that beer, to him, tasted like papaya.
–The Artist

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The image of California is laser cut from paper from an old children’s school reader. I place the cutout on top of a blank paper and color the cutout and the paper beneath with tempera paint stick. The paper beneath results in a negative print of the shape.  There are two versions of artwork from this process: one is a colorful California shape on a plain background, the other is a negative space that I fill in by hand with gouache (opaque watercolor) paint.

The image is 4 x 6 inches matted to fit an 8 x 10 inch frame. Made by hand and laser, with love, in Sacramento, California.