White Cormorants - Carl van den Bosch

Serigraph. 5 colours. w30cm h28.5cm. Signed, 1971, Vancouver, B.C.

Reproduced here number 18 out of a series of 19 (18/19).

This is a good example of the technique Carl developed to turn what is usually a fairly flat medium into something resembling painting or pastels. The background shows a mottling due to printing one colour over another through a screen that has been partly stopped-out by glue. The glue was often applied first to card stock or cloth and then transferred to the screen, leaving the texture of the material showing in part. He might also run a dry brush over the glued card, before the glue dried, which produced a feathering. Even the broken white of the cormorants' bodies makes them look like they were done in pastel chalks.

Property of artist's family: 1, 7, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and A.P.

Owners of other prints from this series are encouraged to contact us.

The Estate of Carl van den Bosch