Print Release

“Liminal” Art Print.

by ncwinters on July 28, 2021

Feel really good about this one.

I’ve been itching to get this print out in the world: the month(s? year?) got away from me. The title “Liminal” references life right now, so this is pretty much right on brand.

The goal for this piece was to get back to the attempt to try and just get lost in the joy of making freeform work again. Not for any agenda, not for any client, just for myself, to not overthink, to just go. Seems like that should be an easy task, but it took a concerted effort, and as enjoyable as it was, it’s still a limited option with the daily schedule. Baby steps. The fun with this one was an eye-opener, now to just schedule it on the regular.

The prints are 18” x 18” giclee prints on Moab Entrada 100% cotton. Each print is hand signed and numbered. Printed exquisitely by Static Medium. I’m extremely happy with the final product. They’re good people at Static, and it’s always a privilege to have them print for me.

The prints come in four colorways in different edition sizes, full details below. I’ve also pulled some of each colorway (10 of Chroma, 5 each of the others) prints and have been adding inks, interference acrylics (sorcery!), spot varnish and other various mediums within reach: hand embellished prints for those looking for the deluxe pull. I’m having a lot of fun with these, I’ll be hand embellishing the available prints right up until I ship out, no two hand embellished prints alike. There will also be 5 sets of all four prints available, with a small discount for those purchasing the set. The sets will contain matching numbered prints.

Full details go out in the newsletter along with exact drop time for the release. Drop date is this coming Thursday, July 29. To get the newsletter, simply sign up in the sidebar of ncwinters.com.

Thank you, and on to the prints!

“Liminal” – Chroma
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 100 (only 90 available)
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Archival giclée print on Moab Entrada natural cotton rag.
Printed by Static Medium.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$80 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – Chroma (Hand Embellished Version)
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 10 (numbered from full edition of 100)
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Uniquely hand embellished with various media: acrylics, inks, interference acrylics, spot gloss varnish, etc.
No two hand embellished prints are alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$250 each.

STRICT limit of one hand embellished print of each colorway per person/family/household.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – Hoarfrost
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 40 (only 35 available)
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Archival giclée print on Moab Entrada natural cotton rag.
Printed by Static Medium.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – Hoarfrost (Hand Embellished Version- not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 5 (numbered from full edition of 40)
.
Uniquely hand embellished with various media: acrylics, inks, interference acrylics, spot gloss varnish, etc.
No two hand embellished prints are alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$265 each.

STRICT limit of one hand embellished print of each colorway per person/family/household.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – Vernal
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 30 (only 25 available)
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Archival giclée print on Moab Entrada natural cotton rag.
Printed by Static Medium.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – Vernal (Hand Embellished Version- not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 5 (numbered from full edition of 30)
.
Uniquely hand embellished with various media: acrylics, inks, interference acrylics, spot gloss varnish, etc.
No two hand embellished prints are alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$265 each.

STRICT limit of one hand embellished print of each colorway per person/family/household.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – First Lines
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 20 (only 15 available)
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Archival giclée print on Moab Entrada natural cotton rag.
Printed by Static Medium.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$110 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Liminal” – First Lines (Hand Embellished Version- not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 18,” limited edition of 5 (numbered from full edition of 20)
.
Uniquely hand embellished with various media: acrylics, inks, interference acrylics, spot gloss varnish, etc.
No two hand embellished prints are alike.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$265 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail view.

hand embellished detail views.

*NCW*

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I got a little derailed recently but am now ready to announce available artist prints of my recent collaboration with good friends and fellow artists Jim Mazza and Ben Kwok. We worked together on an exquisite corpse through the Maison54 project produced by Invisible Industries.

The crux of the exquisite corpse: multiple artists are tasked with creating one part of a larger form (often that of a creature), with almost zero information (barely a few lines or so, for reference) received or given about what the other artists have made in their respective sections. A sort of shared liminal creative space is made, three artists working individually around a common theme. All oblivious to what the others are creating (this was one of the hardest parts- to resist looking at what the other guys were doing). Only in the end is the full composite image revealed; new meaning coalescing from abstract fragments.

The sum greater than the individual constituent parts.

In terms of creative direction, we were simply given the word “relic” from which to jump off: each of us interpreting the word according to our own artistic drives. This project forced all of us out of our comfort zone and to give it our all and trust in the final outcome.

Going first, I definitely had the simplest job. I did the top, the other artists working down from there. While I didn’t have to work from a previous section, I still found myself overthinking: trying to anticipate what the others would make and be thoughtful of how my section might transition into another. It can be intimidating in this type of collaboration: there’s often too much pressure and emphasis to create a final cohesive image that effectively “works” in the end.

Both Jim and Ben were given just a tiny sliver of the image above their respective sections so the final image would at least “line up” along the edges. They had the hardest job: to generate from their imagination (hopefully with as few limitations as possible), and hope their section worked well with everyone else’s, with only a few bread crumbs left from the section before to help guide their way. I imagine the other guys might have had a challenge to not overthink their sections, with so little to go on from the previous artist. I know I would!

I’m very happy with our final glorious mutation.

The prints feature a rich poppy red with subtle gold accents and measure 18” x 24” on 100% cotton rag. Hand torn deckled edges finish the sides. Each print is hand signed by all three artists (a special extra that is unique to the artist’s prints only). The print release was part of a private group print subscription with different trios of artists each working on their own exquisite corpse, each with a different theme word. We, the first group of artists, had the word RELIC as we tackled the first print in the series. We each received a stack of twenty artist prints. Of those we each have five prints hand embellished by all three of us. Between the three of us, that’s a total of fifteen hand-embellished prints for those looking for a little extra. I’m the last one to drop mine, so they’re the five remaining hand embellished prints. This is your last chance!

As always, newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time for the release which will be this upcoming Wednesday, July 14. You can sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar of this site for the exact drop time.

Thank you, and on to the prints!

Maison54 Series One: “Relic”
Collaborative Exquisite Corpse Print by N.C. Winters (top), Jim Mazza (middle) and Ben Kwok (bottom)
Print size: 18? x 24? limited edition of 20 (only 15 available).

Two color screenprint on Coventry Rag 100% Cotton Heavyweight paper.
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by InHouse Press.
Produced by Invisible Industries.

Each print is hand signed & numbered by all three artists. $300 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Maison54 Series One: “Relic” Hand Embellished Version
Each print uniquely hand embellished with inks and acrylics by all three artists. No two exactly alike.
Only 5 available, STRICT LIMIT of one Hand Embellished print per buyer/household.
Each print is hand signed & numbered by all three artists. $600 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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Nets Ready: Lepidoptera 6 & 7 are Here.

by ncwinters on May 25, 2021

These were hard ones to track down.

I hunted for weeks, carefully stalking them. After countless days, I finally managed to acquire a specimen of both “Rose” and “Vega.” The tricky part was the handling- the wings of Rose are so fragile, and the skin of Vega is like that of a dolphin- smooth and slippery and evasive to the grasp. The big trick was to not hurt them during my process of carefully posing and photographing the insects before they flew off. But the deed is done, and they’re here, ready to add to your collection.

It’s been quite a few months on this side of the screen. In addition to the new normal of pandemic life, the Winters household faced some upheaval as we were suddenly forced to find a new place to live, and with 60 days to do it. After several incredibly stressful weeks, we were able to find a new place, and I’m happy to announce our new status: official first time homeowners. In the middle of a pandemic, and during a brutal seller’s market in a massive housing shortage, but we still count ourselves incredibly fortunate and privileged to be in this position.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my recent PURGE sale. You helped make it my biggest sale ever, and the funds raised were directly responsible to help my family and me get into a new house in a short time. I cannot thank you enough for the support.

How’s everyone else doing? The call of summer beckons, and with vaccinations steadily rolling along, the promise of a return to some kind of new normal looms. I do hope everyone is thriving as best they can in this very surreal year and half we’ve been in.

How about some bugs to help ease the stress?

The double release worked so well last round, and time is in shorter supply than ever, so I’m continuing with this method- selling both prints in one sale. I’ve upped quantities this time, to try and give everyone the best shot of adding to their collection. Once again, there will be a strict limit of one set per buyer/household/spouse/roommate. There will be 15 hand embellished prints of each variant, but again with a strict limit of one per buyer. So you can buy a set and one hand embellished if you want (and are fast enough) but you’ll have to choose your favorite: no more than one hand embellished per buyer/household on this drop. Once again, I will not be hand embellishing any more after this set of fifteen, though I appreciate the offers. Each of the hand embellished prints are numbered out of 15.

Once again and as always, these were meticulously printed by Dave Correia, who has printed all of my Lepidoptera documentation to date, and I couldn’t be happier. Archival inks on cold press natural cotton rag for a clean, archival addition to your collection.

Each set of prints will be available for $90, plus shipping. All print sets will have matching numbers. Hand embellished prints will be sold individually for $150 plus shipping. Prints are shipped flat.

As always, newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time for the release which will be this coming Thursday, May 27. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar for the exact drop time. A genuine thank you as always for the incredible support.

On to the prints!

Lepidoptera 6 “Rose”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 7.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each for set of Lepidoptera 6 and 7.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 7 “Vega”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 6.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each for set of Lepidoptera 6 and 7.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 6 Hand Embellished
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 15
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Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 7 Hand Embellished
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 15
.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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