Seasons of the California Rose

Bespoke Commission — La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Mineral Pigment Relief Prints

Commissioned for a California ranch home in La Cañada Flintridge, CA.

A series of relief prints capturing the seasonal story of the California Rose made with hand mixed organic mineral pigment ink and hand printed on an antique printing press. 

Rosa californica, the California Rose transforms through the seasons with rose buds in Spring, giving way to fragrant blooms in Summer, that become rose hips come Autumn, and by Winter branches are bare, covered only in withering hips awaiting the return of Spring. Original ink + pen illustrations by Justina Freel made into photopolymer plate. 


Frame: Salvaged White Barn Wood

Glass: Museum UV glass

Paper: Crane's Lettra 110# Antique White Cotton

Plate: Photopolymer

Press: 1936 Vandercook No. 4 Proving Press

Size: 20" H x 20" W

Available by custom commission.

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