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Tuesday Tales – The Seattle Public Library in Print


Diamond Light, 1

Diamond Light, 1

I was reminded recently of my trip to Seattle this past February. It was a little holiday to celebrate both Valentine’s Day and the nearly one year anniversary of my new relationship. While there we stopped into a pet food store and the saleswoman in it remarked on how she had seen us across the street and was delighted to notice what a lovely and loving couple we were. That was one of the highlights of the trip.

Another highlight was to visit the Seattle Public Library. I’d been to Seattle many times but had never been in that building. What a sweet gem it is, with its angled glass and steel frame creating a multitude of diamond panes that sparkle and reflect light in wondrous ways throughout the building. Of course I had to photograph it from every possible angle! You can see some of those pics here.

I took a couple of those images and turned them into etching prints. buildings aren’t my usual subject for my artwork but I thought the architectural forms could translate into interesting abstracts. A second print of Diamond Light is below. Its colors are not as strong as the first but being a ‘ghost’ print it becomes an even more abstracted and impressionistic image.

Diamond Light, 2

Diamond Light, 2

The final print is of a second image, one with a rather ethereal quality that appears both futuristic and retro at the same time. This print is titled Panes Grey, a little play on words alluding to the commonly used artist color, Payne’s Grey, that perfectly reflects the Pacific Northwest quality of light in winter.

Panes Grey

Panes Grey

All three prints are 3.5″x5″ photopolymer gravure monoprints on 10″x11″ paper, offered this week at $60 each, unframed.


Author: chiaink

World travelled yet never weary, eloquent and evocative, Chiarina's artworks sing with a sensitive and sensuous spirit.

4 thoughts on “Tuesday Tales – The Seattle Public Library in Print

  1. Ah, you’ve further piqued my desire to get to Seattle! Beautiful prints, and especially dig the last one with its dreamy, otherworldly sense opening into the infinite, as well as the wordplaying title (thanks for the info about Payne’s Grey). Thank you for another inspiring post. Cheers!

    • Thanks so much, Chloe! Seattle is a wonderful city to visit, any time of year, And quite friendly too. In fact when people ask how to pronounce my name I tell them just like the Key Arena! 🙂

  2. Chiarina they are beautiful pieces, indeed, inspiring. Much like a loving relationship. Thanks for sharing.

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