My copy of Printmakers Today from Schiffer Publishing arrived this afternoon. Woot woot! I confess I was a tad nervous when the publisher's letter said my work would be on page 248 of a 256-page book ("Oh dear, I hope it's just because it's alphabetical and not because they decided they didn't like the work after all...."), but I'm pleased to report that yes, indeed, it's alphabetical. I'm the last one in the book, and sometimes that's a great thing!
60-plus printmakers using a wide variety of techniques are included... perhaps it's easiest to quote from the dust jacket:
"Inspiring color photos review the art of today's printmakers, from massive installation pieces to small and surprising three-dimensional works. The techniques range from classical to the experimental, including woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, silkscreens, etching, mezzotint, serigraph print, linocut, solar plate, vitreograph, photoetching, drypoint, digital transfer, and more. Each artist describes the techniques employed and inspirations involved."
Whew! I don't even know what some of those things ARE, so I'm looking forward to perusing the pages and learning a thing or two.
It was a nice surprise to discover that, in addition to the 4-page spread of my work (!!!), one of my pieces was used as the example for the description of linocuts in the book's front material. It's sort of nice to be the linocut poster child.