Sondra Freckelton, Self-Portrait with Begonia
Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date Processed: July, 1973
Date Editioned: July, 1973
Ink and paper type: black ink on Arches white
Edition size: records incomplete, approximately 12-20 prints were pulled
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 12 1/2" x 18 5/8"
Paper Size: 15 1/2" x 22 1/4"
Sondra created the drawing for this print in July, 1973, while living and working on Black Lake in upstate New York. Drawn with the firmer lithographic crayons, the composition combines the complicated patterns in the begonia plant and its mirrored reflection with the more direct forms in the portrait. During printing, Sondra asked that the print impression be somewhat light. Anticipating that she would hand-color the print, she did not want the printing ink to resist her watercolor.