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Starry, Starry Night

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  • Edition Size:
  • 85 signed and numbered, 8 artist's proofs, 8 remarques, 2 printer's proofs
  • Paper Size:
  • 25.5 x 89 cm, 10 x 35 inches
  • Image Size:
  • 20.5 x 84 cm, 8 x 33 inches
  • Publication Year:
  • 2013

Starry, Starry Night reflects the essence of the past, but attempts to relate it to the here and now. According to Preston, "the button blanket was a form of expressing the clan symbols of the person wearing it. The button blanket told a story about the family through images that everyone in the community understood." Mark adds that "over the course of several years of abstracting Northwest coast art forms, I have focused primarily on the button blanket as a theme to illustrate the idea of adapting traditional materials to more contemporary ones. In a world of changing ideals, the concept of traditional values also transforms its meaning and adapts to the new host society. This serigraph is the abstract representation of all that is good in the city and all that is a natural wonder to my creative side." Mark hopes to impress upon the viewer that as an artist of mixed heritage, he feels the need to express his appreciation for his culture of the past, while he attempts to see the world he lives in in new ways.

This limited edition silkscreen print titled "Starry, Starry Night" by Mark Preston 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.

Published by Cedar Hill Long House Art Publishing.