1998 Stars of Hope digital print

Contemporary Impressions Edition Krause Studio, Marshfield Hills, MA,1998

“Stars of Hope”
9 x 8 inches (22.9 x 20.3 cm)
©Dorothy Simpson Krause 1998

“Stars of Hope” combines three source images captured with the Olympus D600L digital camera; a painting of an angel on the wall at The Poor Farm where the curators stayed; a boat at anchor in Vinalhaven harbor taken from Pat Nick’s living room; and a page from my journal.

The print “Stars of Hope” grew out of a week in August Bonny Lhotka and I spent at the Vinalhaven Graphic Arts Foundation’s Work Tank/ Think Shop, helping museum curators from across the U.S. explore digital imaging. Coordinated by Pat Nick, they presented their findings in a symposium and publication, “Media for the New Millennium”, which will help to define the nature and place of multiples in the 21st century. The title of the piece makes reference both to their work and to Robert Indiana’s studio and home, Star of Hope, an old Oddfellow’s Hall.

Eleven layers with different composite choices and adjustment options were used to make the digital file.
The artist proofs were printed on the Epson 3000. The edition of 2000 was printed on an Indigo EPrint 1000 which prints 1000 11″x17″ sheets per hour. Both were printed on Arches 90 lb. hot press.
The print is included with the Spring 1998 issue of Contemporary Impressions: The Journal of the American Print Alliance. An article by Norma Steinberg accompanies the print.