S’éex’át (Tlingit for shrimp) Stone Lithograph

S’éex’át (Tlingit for shrimp) Stone Lithograph

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Despite its small size, this charming print depicts a shrimp and her eggs. This art is a tribute to one of artist Crystal Worl’s favorite foods and her memories of shrimping with her uncle. Stone lithograph with one color of deep and beautiful color red. Red symbolizes wealth, richness, and opportunity.

Each print is embossed along the bottom with la chicharra, or the cicada, and the embossed watermark of the high-quality paper used, Fabriano.  While la chicharra is at the bottom center, the Fabriano watermark varies across the bottom of the print.
This is a very limited run with only 30 prints created. Each print is hand signed, numbered, and titled.

Available prints: 11/30, 12/30, 13/30, 14/30, 15/30

In Oaxaca City there are tons of print studios of every kind. Hundreds of talented artists live in Oaxaca making art, food, and mezcal! In February 2024, Crystal spent a month there to create new prints. Stone lithographs and wood block prints. She hired a full studio with a full crew of about 10 to help her successfully produce 150 individual prints in 3 weeks!! The two studios she worked at are called La Chicharra Taller, and La Maquina Taller, they have embossed their logo on the bottom of each print. Getting the art home was hectic and she had to fight to ensure its safe delivery home to Alaska. She is so grateful to have had this opportunity and proud to share the experience with you. 

Stone lithography is a printmaking technique where an image is drawn onto a flat stone surface with an oil-based medium. The stone is then chemically treated to fix the image, after which it is inked and pressed onto paper to create a print. It’s a traditional and labor-intensive process known for its ability to produce finely detailed prints with unique textures. It is Crystal's favorite method of print making, but because of it requires a full studio with very specific materials, tools, and press it is a rare thing to have access to.  This technique was first used around 1798. Limestone is the most common surface to work on.  We don’t have access to this technique in Alaska!

This is an extensive, difficult process made only possible by the professional team that helped Crystal bring her vision to life.    

To better understand how the process works, watch here:

Aproximate Size:                                                                                                                 9 3/4”W x 6 7/8"H 

Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Paper is 100% cotton, chlorine and acid free, guaranteeing long conservation.  Deckled edges.

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