An original print, published in an edition, is an original work of art in multiples. It is a work in which the artist has drawn or created a new original image on a master printing element (or elements) from which a limited edition may be printed, each print signed and numbered by the artist. The factor that determines it to be an original print, that is, that each impression is an original work of art, is that it is made directly as a print. A photomechanical print of an already existing painting or drawing (or any work of art) is not considered to be an original print, even if it is printed in a limited edition and signed by the artist. Such works are reproductions, not originals. All the works shown on the website are original prints, either editioned, such as the lithographs, or unique impressions, such as the monotypes.
The four types of printmaking used traditionally for original prints are relief, intaglio, planographic (lithography) and stencil (screenprinting), from which limited editions may be printed. Monotypes are a type of original print which creates one unique impression because no master printing element is made, therefore it is not possible to create an edition of multiples.
Images on this website include twelve recent monotypes in the Approaching Slains Castle series, funded in part by a grant from Hatchfund (formerly USAProjects). More recently a set of color monotypes, Roanheads Chimneys has been added. A subsequent section includes the large lithographs from the Assisi series.
For more information about original prints, see the article I wrote, “In Context: Goloborokto’s Studio 20th Anniversary Edition,” pp. 61-76 for the catalog: Goloborotko’s Studio 20th Anniversary Edition, with main texts by Sarah Schmerler, Sheila Goloborotko, and Lori Anderson Moseman. The catalog documents the making of the portfolio of original prints, in an edition of 40, by thirteen artists associated with the printmaking studio of artist/printmaker Sheila Goloborotko, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. The catalog is available from the blurb website - search goloborotko. For more information about Goloborotko's Studio and the portfolio see the goloborotko website.
Paintings and Drawings
The paintings and drawings on this website are unique pieces of art, rather than editioned original multiples.
Over the past several years I have been working on different series of oil paintings, which have not been widely seen or exhibited. These images derive from various sites in Scotland and relate to work in other media from the
Approaching Slains Castle project incorporating imagery of Slains Castle, and also from Peterhead, Scotland.
There are two recent and ongoing series of watercolors shown. The Harlem River Valley Series depicts locales, in diptych form, along the corridor of the Harlem River in the Bronx, which connects the Hudson River and the East River. These are places where I live and work, where my parents spent time as a young married couple, and where other distant cousins spent their lives. Now it has become my family home, where we have lived for more than 20 years.
The second watercolor series shown on the website includes some of the work painted "en plein air" on the grounds of Wave Hill, a public park near my home in the Bronx that overlooks the Hudson River and the Palisades, seen across the river. I have gone to Wave Hill many times over the years, and as for so many other local residents it feels like a personal sanctuary. I first started doing serious painting there in the summer of 2009, and most summers since then have spent a number of days working directly on site. The work shown is a result of developing ideas over time - which continue to change as the series progresses - and is now leading to the beginning of a new body of work in watercolor.
As time goes on additional watercolors and oil paintings will be added as they develop.