Every year since 1998, Matt Brown has spent a spring weekend at Snow Farm, teaching a workshop in the Japanese hanga printing technique. In 2020, the spring workshops were unexpectedly cancelled, but Matt had a way to spend some time at Snow Farm in his imagination while carving and developing the blocks and colors for this print: Snow Farm Panorama. Matt produced 50 prints for the limited edition; several pieces are still available. Sales support both the artist and Snow Farm, a nonprofit organization.
For the focus of the image, Matt selected the aging apple tree that sits between one of the older and one of the newer buildings on the Snow Farm campus. On the right is the old cow barn, which now houses the painting/drawing studio and the welding shop. On the left is the dining hall, which was built in the mid 1980's when the property became a craft school. The dining hall also houses the ceramics and flat glass studios on the lower level.
The tree is what captivates Matt. He says it symbolizes patience and persistance in the face of set-backs. There are seasons that don't yeild much fruit, but life is long. "A tree like this reminds us," says Matt, "to revere our past and to hold out for a future which always holds promise."
- Image size: 3" x 12.25"
- Print with acid-free mat: 8" x 18"
- Print with mat and frame: 8.75" x 18.75"
NOTE: Because the Snow Farm campus is currently closed, all purchases must be shipped. Shipping is included in the prices below.
- Print only: $112
- Print with mat: $132
- Print with mat and frame: $189
Sales of the limited edition benefit both the artist and Snow Farm, a nonprofit organization. We appreciate your support, especially in these financially difficult times.
Matt Brown is the 4th artist in the Snow Farm Limited Edition series.