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Travis J. Sadler

SMU, BA 2021

The Falling Dream

Second-stage chine collé ink print, 2018, 14.75"w x 11"h

As opposed to solely etching lines close together to form darker values, I have painted ink diluted with turpentine directly onto the copper plate. This method allows me to create a more diverse variety of images without having to commit to a line I am etching into the metal. I can wipe away the ink, but I cannot wipe away an etched line. The warm pink paper entirely changes the tone and mood of the print. This specific print conveys the feeling of a fantasy-like land, which really emphasizes the dream aspect of the story. I want viewers to feel as though they are dreaming with me.

Travis J. Sadler - The Falling Dream

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.