Im not sure if Yahoo groups will support the chiaroscuro image made by
Chuck Close in paper a riveting example of how beautiful watermarks can
be. If the image doesnt come through and you are interested, go to
and click on artists.
The watermark is the face in grey in the upper left hand side but by now
we all know what Chuck Close looks like.
I am in Hawaii doing a site check for the Friends of Dard Hunter our
annual conference is in October as listed below. Today I communed with a
green sea turtle about 2 feet away from me; it was munching algae, I was
drawing the patterns of its reptile skin. Every once in awhile it would
lift its head and spit out a little water, looking directly at me without so
much as an iota of interest. The strange beak, made of what looks like
fingernail material, seemed prehistoric in its simplicity and crude
usefulness. Good for tearing algae apparently, since all the sea turtles I
see are healthy looking. They bask on the lava and roll about in the sea
among the brightly colored fish. At night the moray eels come out and
slither among the rocks, which are lit up by lights from our hotel. The air
is balmy, the flowers gaudy, the trees and vines duke it out to see who will
get the sun.
It really is bewitching here.
VP Annual Meetings for the Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc.
435 E. Pedregosa
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
(805) 898-9260 (home)
(805) 448-2045 (cell)
(805) 898-0703 (fax)
Kona, Hawaii, October 23 -26, 2008
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:44 AM
Subject: Dieu Donne - Chuck Close
If you cannot view the images, please click here
Dieu Donné - Light and shade watermark edition by Chuck Close
Dieu Donné is pleased to release a new limited edition by Chuck Close,
Watermark Self-Portrait. The image is embedded into the fabric of the paper,
created by a light and shade watermark.
The image is taken from Chuck Close's daguerreotype photographs. The
daguerreotype was the first commercially viable form of photography, dating
from circa 1839. The chiarocsuro watermark is the most complex watermark
that exists today. It conveys depth and modeling more so than the line
watermark. The light and shade watermark was developed as a means of
monetary security. Technology accelerated as a means of outwitting
counterfeit, with significant artistic implications. Watermark Self-Portrait
was developed with the artist, Crane & Company, Dieu Donné Papermill, and
Susan Gosin of Dieu Donné Press.
For more information, please contact Catherine C. Parker
> , Gallery Director at (212) 226-0573. Gallery
hours TuesdayFriday, 106 pm, Saturday, 126 pm, and by appointment.
Watermark Self-Portrait, 2007
light and shade watermark, abaca and cotton fiber pigmented with carbon
11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Edition of 35
Co-published with Dieu Donné Press and Dieu Donné Papermill
Light and shade watermark developed by Crane & Company
Dieu Donné 315 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018 www.dieudonne.org (212)
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