Years ago, I commissioned a map of the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. My idea was simple: create a collectible work of art created as a collaboration with artists who lived and worked in the neighborhood.
Ohara Hale (an artist and a musician who lived in the Arts District during 2005–2007) designed and drew the illustration that I envisioned using her distinctive style. Artist and Big Squeeze Press master printer Patricia R. Mitchell (who lived in the Arts District 1996–1999 and 2004–2016) hand-pulled the prints of the five-color 22″x15″ serigraph using hand-mixed, water-based inks on Stonehenge 100% cotton, acid-free paper made in America. The black ink used on each print was infused with metallic ink to give the illustration added depth and richness.
Printed in 2014, this series includes only 50 signed and numbered limited-edition serigraphs; each accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Downtown Muse Arts District Illustrated Map
by Melissa Richardson Banks in collaboration with Ohara Hale and Patricia R. Mitchell of Big Squeeze Press
hand-pulled serigraph, signed and numbered, edition of 50
22 x 15 inches, 100% cotton Stonehenge fine art paper
$250 unframed (22 x 15 inches); $450 (float mounted in a black frame sized 26 x 19 inches)