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Daily Art Moment: Joe Feddersen

“Coming upon Joe Feddersen’s Blue Horizon, from the series Rainscape feels like the perfect embodiment of our elongated spring in the Pacific Northwest, and much like the very weather we are having this week. Blue Horizon captures the opulent layers of the dawn sky as indirect sunlight scatters the soft hues to layers of delicate blues, peach, and lavender across the horizon. Rain is depicted as diagonal lines crossing the sky, at moments, picking up the very colors from the atmosphere.

Feddersen’s Rainscape series began in 1981, depicts different skies varied by season, the time of day, and certainly different moods. While Blue Horizon is a lithograph, Fedderson incorporated many different print media for this series to create varying sumptuous surfaces including monotype, monoprint, woodblock, serigraphy, and chine collé. Blue Horizon particularly feels like spring showers as the nurturing rain offers renewal and growth.”

Grace Kook-Anderson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art

Joe Feddersen (American and Colville, born 1953). Blue Horizon, from the series “Rainscape,” 1984. Color lithographs on paper; diptych. Gift of Kay WalkingStick, 2003.63a,b © Joe Feddersen

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