The Ryman Auditorium

18x24-inch, 10-color Reduction Serigraph (screen print) on Arches Aquarelle archival cotton paper, using traditional silkscreen stenciling and pochoir techniques.

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The Ryman Auditorium is a Nashville treasure made famous as the former home of The Grand Ole Opry for 32 years. The legendary songwriters, performers, players and talent that graced the stage at The Ryman collectively and individually contributed to the creation of Country Music, a truly American art form. The Ryman also has a very rich history that played host to icons, their voices from the Ryman stage shaped both community and country. 

Each of the five color separations in this piece, were designed by the artist and used to burn printing stencils using the photographic silkscreen process. Each stencil was used twice in two separate applications of color. Once to print a solid, base color and again to apply variations of tone and texture through a brush-applied monoprint technique known as Pochoir. This technique is rarely used in screen printing and results in the subtle variations, making each printed edition truly unique from one print to the next.

18 Editions were hand-pulled by the artist.