For almost two decades, artist Rick Allen has followed the trail of the Trapper’s Daughter as she emerged in over 20 magnificent prints. What’s her story? How does she gather her growing cast of friends and familiars…what, if anything, does she trap (snowflakes, dreams?)…and just where is she going?
We’re so excited to present the newest print in the series!
Rick began sketches for this beauty back in December 2019 after the birth of his first grandchild. The cutting and printing were done during the past months of quarantine and finished in May 2020.
Ten linoleum blocks were originally cut for the color separations; during the editing and tweaking of printing, the final block count ended up at seven. Three blocks comprising the sky and clouds were hand inked and printed in one day. After the first run was dry, the next four blocks were printed on top of it, and the final or key block was printed several days following that.
It seems especially fitting, as the world begins to navigate a new way forward, that this Trapper’s Daughter is making a safe passage “With the Known & New, Towards Another Shore.”
The Trapper’s Daughter & The Safe Passage prints are available for purchase online and in our Duluth and Grand Marais galleries.
We’re celebrating this arrival by giving free shipping on all the sizes and options of all the Trapper’s Daughter prints until August, 15, 2020. We’ll even deliver our custom framed prints completely free — which means you can order framed Trapper’s Daughter prints without paying surcharges for the special packaging and attention required for shipping framed art. Our framed prints are ready to hang on your wall and framed in a classic style (white mat & black frame) with UV-protected “Conservation Clear” glass.
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