Jack Beal, The Dark Pool
Medium: Intaglio print, line etching and aquatint
Initial processing and proofing: 1981, by Jennifer Melby
Edition pulled: 2004, by Roger Bailey
Ink and paper type: Bone black ink on Hahnemuhle bright white
Edition size: 50
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 8.85" x 11.85"
Paper Size: 15" x 18"
The Dark Pool refers to a special place on the Jack Beal and Sondra Freckelton farm where the Ouleout Creek runs into the deep woods. In the middle ground, just to the right of the tree, Jack has included an image of himself fly-fishing for trout, looking back into the light. In 1980, Jack had made a large (40" x 60") pastel drawing of this scene, illustrated in Eric Shane's 1993 book titled Jack Beal.