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Forgotten art

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Priorities change over time, a long time ago I collected a lot of wildlife and landscape prints...then I had kids and some of the unframed prints went into storage not to be seen again until a quarter century later. Since 2020 was the year my passion for fly fishing was rekindled, I also made a point to get some of that artwork framed and displayed properly. This was a print I purchased in the mid-1990s (1995?) that I fell in love with at first sight...the subject, composition, color, light & shadow were all perfection in my opinion. I took it to a frame shop over a month ago and fretted whether I made the right decision regarding the matting...I brought it home a couple days ago and think it turned out well.

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I'm seriously running out of wall space and I'm going to have to rotate what gets displayed as I get more of those prints framed...but this one will be staying up for the rest of my days.

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Sold by Wild Wings back in '94--- mine hangs over my tying desk

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greyreefer5 wrote:
11/12/20 18:04
Sold by Wild Wings back in '94--- mine hangs over my tying desk

Exactly! I got mine from Wild Wings at one of the Twin Cities malls -- either Maplewood or Rosedale.

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Looks great!

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Absolutely beautiful!
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The matting, IMHO, does what it is supposed to do...draw your eyes into the image, not the spectacular (the framer always thinks) framing and matting. Very nice!
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Better late than never Herb. Very nicely done.
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I learned some time ago not to hang everything all at once or all the time. I now put a couple things up. light them well and enjoy them for 6 months then rotate them out. The quietness of blank wall space around a single piece makes it sing the better. Pulling something out a year or two absent is a re-found joy that never seems to get old.

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looks great!(quickly types in wild wings in an ebay search!)

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Quick diversion from congratulatory remarks: Years ago, I used to deal with Wild Wings for Turkey Federation. Invited up to corporate hq by Andrew Webster (then CEO's son), I was given the nickel tour. There was quite a pile of originals leaning against a wall. I loved what I was looking at...fairly loose wildlife art. I asked Andrew about when they were going to publish them. He laughed and said, "we're not." Turns out Wild Wings bread and butter art was/is very tight, almost photographic artists' interpretations of their subjects. Too bad for guys like me!
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I think it looks great. Good choice of matting. :)

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:skoal

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Agreed, the use of light is perfect and the bubbles really add depth to the composition. The mysterious oak leaf hints at where this may be. I like it!

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GerardH--

Who is the artist of that print?

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I just did that search and the artist is Mark A Susinno and the title of the work is 'Plunge Pool'.

I'm not sure that one is currently for sale but you can find similar here: https://wildwings.com/collections/brook-trout

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headwaters wrote:
12/22/20 13:37
GerardH--

Who is the artist of that print?
Tim's got it -- Mark Susinno. He's created a lot of fabulous trout-related (and other game fish species) artwork the past 30 years and many of his prints are featured in this gem of a book -- including its jacket cover:

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