Summer California Rose Wreath in Blue

Summer California Rose Wreath in Blue


Limited Edition
Mineral Pigment Relief Print

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The California Rose, Rosa californica, transforms through the seasons with rosebuds 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.

Part of a limited-edition series of relief prints exploring the ephemeral seasonal story of the California Rose. Each piece is individually printed by hand with an antique printing press using hand-made mineral pigment organic printmaking ink on archival cotton paper.

Original ink + pen illustrations by Justina Freel made into photopolymer plate for printmaking. 

Limited edition of mineral pigment relief prints.

Available by commission in a custom mineral pigment color. 


Paper: Crane's Lettra 110# Antique White Cotton

Plate: Photopolymer

Press: 1936 Vandercook No. 4 Proving Press

Size: 14.5" H x 14.5" W