One row of The Orchard Project is presented here as a series of small lithographs. This series was an experiment in the development of the project.
Each of these simple small lithographs is an intimate, subtle, and minimal portrait of a tree.
Overall, the project is a study of the antiquated orchard through the antiquated printmaking process of lithography. The prints are each single plate, direct crayon drawings without further modifications. The creative process itself is a collision between early technology and contemporary technological strategies.
The Orchard Project also functions as a metaphor for how we confront the outdated, the antiquated, the unmarketable, and the aged. It embodies the tension between the social values of commerce and culture, formally juxtaposing photography and drawing and questioning the way we see and know.
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