Jack with two original silver sulfide originals circa 1980
People who have purchased or admired Jack's work have often commented about his unique presentation style.
If you will look closely (click on image to enlarge) you will notice that Jack uses two or three outside bevel-cut mats that are mounted to a full cut back mat, but what is totally different about his mounting is that the original, including the mounting board, is also cut at a bevel and laminated to the bottom mat which makes up the back of the presentation.
Jack refers to this as his three dimensional mounting technique and the reason he started doing this early on was because he did not want his early mats to come in contact with the print. Even though he later switched over to four-ply rag backing, he continued to use this early matting technique.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
From the Appalachian Collection
This is a prime example of pre-visualization.
I spotted these trees during the summer months of 1978 and returned the following winter to make this image with the addition of a fresh snowfall.
Without the snow to bring out the abstract design of the trees and trail, the image is simply a jumble of trees and bushes.
When giving lectures to art groups back in the seventies and eighties, I would often use this image preceded by a second image made during the summer months from the same spot to illustrate how pre-visualization worked. I was always surprised at how many people failed to spot the basic concept until I flashed this image on the screen.
Winter lane was made in central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
To view a larger image, left click on the lane.