Jack Beal, Spotted Salamander
Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: July, 1973
Ink and paper type: black ink on Arches Cover white
Edition size: 29
Signed: in pencil, lower right, bottom edge
Image size: 7" x 10 1/2"
Paper size: 11 1/8" x 14 1/2"
Jack's drawings and paintings from as early as the 1960's often presented an illusion of natural reality as well as the reality of a flat two-dimensional painting or drawing surface. This print is a good example of this duality and tension as the viewer is encouraged to enter into the space through Jack's use of diagonals. At the same time Jack has emphasized the two-dimensional flat surface by his use of tangential relationships.