Terry Winters

Field Note (4)


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Terry Winters born 1949
Part of
Field Notes
Etching on paper
Image: 210 × 160 mm
Presented by the artist 1997

Display caption

Although Winters works from biological illustrations, he prefers not to reveal his specific sources. He wants his prints, like his paintings, to conjure a range of associations, deliberately creating images 'where meanings are open-ended'. Like his paintings, his prints combine allusive natural and organic forms into complex abstract imagery. Field Notes (2) and (4) suggest a range of natural forms from cellular or crystalline structures to embryology.

Gallery label, August 2004

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Technique and condition

From a Portfolio of twenty-four etchings printed from copper plates in black ink on Hahnemühle off-white wove paper. The prints were printed in Paris at the Atelier Aldo Crommelynck, one of 110 sets. This set is one of fifteen copies reserved for the artist and marked in roman numerals A.P. X/XV.
The prints were presented with a solander box and colophon. All prints are signed individually by the artist.

Calvin Winner
February 1998

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