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Artist: Tom Spleth
Title: Salvage Operation
Medium: 4 colors printed from 2 lithographic plates and 2 drypoint plates
Dimensions: 17.5 x 24 inches
Edition Size: 30
Printers: Phil Sanders, Deborah Chaney, Tina Maidhof, Justin Sanz, Chris Dunnet
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About this Image:
Salvage Operation was printed in four colors from four plates (alternating dry-point and photo-lithography plates). The print was inspired by Japanese funerary urns, and meant to capture a sense of moonlight in the dead of night. This moment of somber contemplation echoes a belief in the Japanese funerary tradition, which dictates that a person’s final gift to the world is the gathering of his or her family in commemoration of the death. Salvage Operation evokes moments of repair and reunion, and perhaps a final offering from the dead to the living.
Tom Spleth is a nationally renowned, North Carolina based artist who is well known in the fine arts ceramics community. In his career, he pioneered fine art slip casting, was tenured at Alfred University, and has shown extensively nationally and internationally. His solo retrospective of 2-D and 3-D work opened at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in North Carolina. You can see more of Spleth’s work at www.spleth.com.