Meredith Stern

Cooperation Cats

Meredith Stern

Cooperation Cats

Date

2019

Edition Size

8

Media

Linocut print

Dimensions

13 × 36 × 5 in

Location

Providence, RI

$ 4,800.00

2 in stock


MEREDITH STERN; 2019; Portfolio of linocut prints; 13.0 in W x 36.0 in H; loose pages in archival box with colophon; Edition of 8.

Cooperation Cats: Using Cats to Represent Social Change Issues is a series of 14 prints which represent cats engaging in cooperative tasks. Created between 2008-2019, this is the only edition of a near-complete set of these prints that exists. This portfolio includes 16 of the prints. They range in size. The smallest is 13” x 20”, and the largest is 24” x 36.” Each image was created in a small edition of fewer than 50 prints, with 3-8 colors in each print. A few images also have layers of spray paint to achieve additional colors and textures. Each image is a reduction linoleum block print. This means one block was carved and then printed, then more of the image is carved, and the block is printed again. The block continues to be carved and printed multiple times to achieve the final print. Once the last color is printed, the print cannot be reprinted. Cats are depicted collaborating with one another in tasks including screenprinting, breaking bread, sawing wood, mending a quilt, shoveling snow, harvesting mushrooms, giving birth with midwives, grooming each other, and gathering in protest.

Contents:

  1. Carpenter Cats. 9 color reduction linoleum and woodblock print. 18″ x 24″. 2019.
  2. Collaboration. 5 color reduction linoleum block print. 12” x 25.” 2013.
  3. Communal Dinner. 9 color, reduction linoleum block print with rainbow roll. 18” x 24.” 2017.
  4. Cooperation Cats: Love, Resistance, Justice. 5 color reduction linoleum block print with rainbow roll. 18” x 24.” 2017.
  5. Dynamic Dusting. 7 color reduction linoleum block print. 18” x 24.” 2019.
  6. Foraging Under Thousands of Moons. 5 color reduction linoleum block print. 18” x 24.” 2014.
  7. Hallah! 5 color reduction linoleum block print and spray paint stencil. 16″ x 20″. 2015
  8. Harvest. 5 color linoleum block print and spray paint stencil. 17” x 23.5.” 2011.
  9. Homegroom. 5 color reduction linoleum block print and hand painting. 18” x 24.” 2016.
  10. Intergenerational Stroll. 6 color reduction linoleum block print and woodblock print. 18” x 24.” 2019.
  11. Kitten Kitchen Cooperation. 5 color reduction linoleum block print. 18” x 24.” 2016.
  12. Midwifery Kitties. 5 color reduction linoleum block print with spray paint stencil. 18” x 24.” 2018.
  13. Screen Printing Synergy. 6 color reduction linoleum block print. 18” x 24.” 2014.
  14. Winter Wonderland. 8 color reduction linoleum block print and spray paint stencil. 18” x 24.”2014.