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"Argent Park"     copyright Brad W Foster 1980

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Argent Park

Argent Park

(An image from the Argent Park collection.)
Signed & numbered limited edition of 500


--PRINT IMAGE SIZE-- 29" X 21" (w x h)
--PRINT PAPER SIZE-- 31 1/2" X 23" (w x h)
--MATTED SIZE-- 36" X 28" (w x h)

This large drawing was done over a period of a year and a half, from first mark to last, and took between 400 and 500 hours to complete. It started out simply as a "doodle", the idea being to draw in the growing concentric circle designs as a form of relaxation between more planned art projects, until I eventually filled up the board. There was nothing planned, just letting the forms grow as it felt right at the moment of drawing. As things progressed over the months, those forms began looking like they were metallic flowers, made of embossed silver with jewels added. I realized I was drawing something brand new, a land never before seen, a world of living metal that I named "Argent Park". Seeing a photo of a crocodile one day, I was intrigued with the idea of taking that rough reptile skin and trying to draw it as a beautifully worked fantasy creature to match the flowers around it. After that came the butterfly floating above (and the croc is not trying to bite it-- really! He's just looking at it!), and with a few more things added, what started as a doodle with no plan turned out to be the first of a new series. Argent Park is a land where all the flora and fauna are made of living metal. They're not machines but living, breathing metal creatures of great beauty and grace.

--Info on the printing process, plus care & feeding instructions--
This is a limited-edition print, each copy signed & numbered by the artist. It is created from a film negative made directly from the original artwork, then retouched by the artist, and printed by offset lithography on 80# Quintessence Coated-Dull paper stock. Mounting and matting materials are either low-acid or acid-free. To maintain the quality of this work, do not display it where it will be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods, or to extremes of temperature or humidity. I also recommend that you look at it once it is up on your wall (at least six times a week is considered the minimum), or else it will get sad and lonely, and the tear-stains will make it look less attractive.

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