New Studio at 931 Treat Avenue
September first marked the first year anniversary of moving into a new location in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. 931 Treat is a 1400 square-foot facility where we are now set up for etching, photogravure, silkscreen, and letterpress.
2012 saw the publication of Sandow Birk's Monument to the Constitution, (pictured above, in progress), a major direct gravure etching in nine panels on handmade Japanese paper.
Workshops and exhibitions will be coming soon.
Publishing and Contract Printing
931 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, Ca 94110
Monday, April 11, 2011
Seventeen woodcuts printed in thin sumi ink on sekishu kozo are wheatpasted directly to the gallery walls. The image is inspired by a painting by Rosetsu Nagasawa (1754-1799) of a skeleton in zazen.
It was explained to me once that monks meditated in caves eating only pine needles until they died and their bodies were later found in a perfect state of desiccation.
This took place in the mountains of Tohuku Japan. The piece, which will be destroyed and covered up in a few days, is a prayer in honor of the Japanese living in that region.