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WOOCS 2.2.6

Long Beach

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  • Edition Size:
  • 140 signed and numbered, 14 artist's proofs, 14 remarques, 1 printer's proof
  • Paper Size:
  • 28 x 62 cm, 11 x 24.5 inches
  • Image Size:
  • 23 x 58 cm, 9 x 23 inches
  • Publication Year:
  • 1992

Half way up the west coast of Vancouver Island is Long Beach, a spectacular five mile stretch of glistening white sand facing the open Pacific. While vacationing there in 1990, Francis Dick found herself sitting alone on the beach at dusk fascinated by the dramatic colours of the west coast. The sun was setting and the moon was rising simultaneously. She finds that the ocean brings an internal calmness and wanted to express this in a painting.

In this design, Francis incorporated a human face in the moon which is embraced by a stylized hand. This signifies her connectedness with the moon, the water and the earth.

Long Beach was the first print Francis published where the subject was focused outside of her culture. It was also the first print she's done which was not titled in Kwakwala, her native tongue.

This limited edition silk screen print titled "Long Beach" by Francis Dick was hand produced by the screen printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist has inspected and signed each copy in the edition. All trial copies of this edition have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.