The plates for the Florence Portfolio, a collaborative project sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) on the theme of Sacrifice in the Old and New Testaments, were created in Santa Reparata Graphic Art Centre in Florence Italy.
The Florence Portfolio was printed by Normal Editions Workshop, Illinois State University at Normal, under the direction of Richard Finch. The handmade paper for the project was created by Meda and Veda Rives, Mirror Image Press, Virden, Illinois.
The Florence Portfolio is in the collection of the Vatican Museum of Contemporary Art, Vatican City, The Grunewald Center for Graphic Arts at the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, as well as several private and college collections.
Veda Rives wiping a copper plate with ink for printing the intaglio project for CIVA
Veda Rives placing an inked copper plate on the etching press for the CIVA project
Meda Rives placing the dampened paper over the inked plate on the bed of the printing press for the CIVA project
Veda Rives pulling up a freshly printed impression from the intaglio plate during the CIVA project
The Florence Portfolio is a suite of 20 intaglio prints. The portfolio was printed by Normal Editions Workshop in an edition of 50, each 22” x 30”. For more information about this portfolio, see the CIVA website.
Chris Anderson, painter, New York City
Tanja Butler, painter, Beverly, Massachusetts
Wayne Forte, Laguna Niguel, California
Bruce Herman, painter, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Edward Knippers, painter, Arlington, Virginia
Duncan Simcoe, painter, Orange, California