On View | New Editions 2017 - 2018 and Digging Deep: From the Flatbed Flat Files


A beautiful suite of eight etchings of Texas birds is now in production here at Flatbed. The artist, Frank X Tolbert2 worked during the summer and fall at Flatbed to create the multi-color large etchings. Images can be seen here on line. Pre-publication sales will end December 6.

Black Legged Stilt, Golden Crown Heron, Horned Owl, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Chicken Hawk, Texas Green Jay, Snowy Egret, and Pileated Woodpecker are all known as avian residents of Texas. They are birds who sometimes fly under our radar co-existing in the woods, swamps, bays and backyards. Frank X Tolbert 2 has taken on the work of creating these birds as color etchings in the tradition of Audubon yet using his unique style salted with a keen sense observation and curiosity combined with characteristic wit and humor. This ambitious project consists of eight images. Each 22” x 30” image is printed onto 37” x 28” Rives BFK paper in editions of twenty four. Multiple etching plates were used to create the images in the painterly fashion that Frank employs. Limited suites of eight or single images are available at pre-publication prices.