Robert Rutherford Technique
Nova Scotian artist Robert Rutherford creates handmade silkscreen prints (or serigraphs). In the warmer months, Rutherford travels the Maritimes by motorcycle, camping and sketching both well-known and remote areas of these provinces. Working directly from his drawings and detailed notes, he paints on fabric stretched on a frame. By applying stencils on the screen with a filler that stops the ink from going through, he will use at least twenty stencils to achieve the finished edition. The editions are small, (never more than fifty), and cannot be reissued. This direct method of screen printing is the oldest of all hand printmaking techniques and does not involve photography or reproduction.

Kath Kornelsen Rutherford & Robert Rutherford 544 West Petpeswick Road Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada B0J 2L0 tel: (902) 889-3344
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