Cotton Turner, The Printmaker
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Yolanda attended California State University, Hayward (1988) to study music, and there, she was introduced to lithography where she instantly fell in love with the laborious, mind-bending, and magnificently serendipitous processes of fine art printmaking. She had the opportunity to study under the renowned Tamarind master Kenjilo Nanao and monoprint expert Linda Goodman. In 2013, after raising her family and moving back to her hometown of Oakland, CA, she found Bernadette Martinez at Artery Press who nurtured her re-acquaintance with the medium. Yolanda’s current focus is in relief and lithographic printmaking. Her subject commonly focuses on urban culture, our kindred power within nature, the magic in music, the human experience, and other social, spiritual, and environmental inspirations. Yolanda uses plexiglass, wood, lino, and nature itself as a printing plate, printing onto handmade paper, mulberry, or cotton rag, or natural fabrics. She personally executes all the steps involved in the printmaking process, from developing the image, working the plate, inking, and pulling the print by hand utilizing a Griffin etching press. Yolanda’s work has earned a spot on the walls of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Ca. as well as many other notable galleries. She can be found at The Red Door Creative Space in Alameda, California.Shop Info
All fine art prints sold here are original fine art works. These are NOT digitally reproduced images. If you're curious to know more about printmaking, the earliest known form was woodblock (relief) printing, which appeared in China before 220 AD. Printmaking is the process of transferring an image from a printing plate/block to another surface. The artist carves a design into a block. The paper and ink used can affect the quality, and the impression left, of the print. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a print. Each print produced is considered an "original" work of art, and is correctly referred to as an "impression", not a "copy". Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printmaking
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