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A Wandering Disposition and Available Prints!

Aftyn Shah

This past weekend, I visited Austin, TX for the opening reception of Art on 5th's exhibition, "A Wandering Disposition," which runs January 21st to February 15th. I created three pieces (five, if you count each panel of the triptych independently) specifically for the show, so it was a really neat experience seeing them framed and hanging alongside the work of fantastic and generally more established artists. I also loved the opportunity to hear people's responses first-hand and chat.

The obligatory photo with the exhibition info!

The obligatory photo with the exhibition info!

The artwork is, of course, print-based, but I experimented with more color than my usual works. I hand-colored the triptych and Dead Man's Cove with watercolors, while I used multiple blocks for Burlington. Because of the unique and time-intensive nature, each is part of a limited edition run.

I generally operate on an open-edition basis, in that I create my print blocks with the intention to print as many as are desired by customers for as long as the block lasts (in fact, I often print on demand). I love the accessibility (and affordability) this provides. I myself grew up unable to afford original art (Heck! It's often STILL out of my price range!), so I really love the idea of giving someone the opportunity to have original artwork they enjoy in their home or office.

That said, these pieces are more time-intensive, and it's unrealistic to think I can hand-color prints over and over. As such, they are numbered prints, with Art on Fifth having the first print of each edition (I'm currently not selling the rest just yet). I wanted to go through this difference to explain to my customers why the pricing is higher in this instance.  

These are currently available through Art on Fifth, already framed by their in-house framing studio. If you're seriously interested, please reach out to me and I'll put you in touch with the right person at the gallery. I can also send larger or additional photographs, if necessary.

And now, without further ado, the art and info!

"Yosemite Tunnel View," 1/5, 12"x12" (each) Hand-Colored Blockprint, $550

"Yosemite Tunnel View," 1/5, 12"x12" (each) Hand-Colored Blockprint, $550

"Dead Man's Cove," 1/10, 9"x11" Hand-Colored Blockprint, $300

"Dead Man's Cove," 1/10, 9"x11" Hand-Colored Blockprint, $300

"Night at Lake Champlain," 1/10, 12"x18" Multi-Color Blockprint, $400

"Night at Lake Champlain," 1/10, 12"x18" Multi-Color Blockprint, $400

Again, they're available through Art on Fifth, even if you're not in the Austin area. Just send me an email if you're seriously interested.