Saturday, January 5, 2008
ORPHA KLINKER SENDS THE MUSEUM OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY HER OWN CHRISTMAS WISHES
Etching by Orpha Klinker - Collection of Phyllis Hansen -
Phyllis Hansen will be sending us the date at the bottom of this Christmas card made by the great California artist Orpha Klinker.
Etching presses, such as the one Orpha depicts in her card, are still very much in use today. The surface of the metal plate Orpha used for this print, was covered with a wax-like material and the picture drawn backwards - yep, so were all of the letters.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO THE WHOLE MUSEUM COMMUNITY, AND FELLOW ORPHA KLINKER LOVERS!