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In Natura

Rosati, Tony_Tyler Lake_Etching, hand co

Can images of nature make us happier? 

(Selection and text by Marianna Olinger)

Works by Dennis Cady, Diane Hunt, Nicolette Jelen, Marie Henle, Barrie Kaufman, Barbara Davis Kern, Jerry West, Paul Brach, Emily Trueblood, Katherine Hagstrom, Marjorie Mason, Alvin Sandler, Tony Rosati, Louis La Brie.

I've always believed in the healing powers of nature. Rocks, a body of water, a desertic landscape, a forest, or even a tree all has similarly relaxing effects on my body, mind and soul. Not long ago I found a research paper that suggests not only does being in nature has positive effects on human's humor and well-being, but that looking at it does too. It is with this idea in mind that made this selection. Here are some of my favorite natural landscapes in K. Caraccio Collection. I have vivid memories of the first time I saw some of them. Looking at any of these pieces has brought a smile to my face, and still does. I hope it has similar effects on you. 

Cady Dennis_Clackamas River Valley I_Red

Clackamas River Valley I


Reduction Hanga

I: 23.25" x 18"

P: 26" x 18"

Lotus Hand-Night Coming


Color collotype

I: 12.5" x 10"

P: 18" x 14"

Hunt, Diane_Lotus Hand-Night Coming_1985
Jelen, Nicolette_Autumn IV_1994_color ro

Autumn IV


Color Roulette

I: 13.75" x 15.75"

P: 22.25" x 24"

Chiapas-Waiting for the Volcano



I: 23.5" x 35"

P: 39.5" x 29.5"

Henle, Marie_Chiapas-Waiting for the Vol
Kaufman, Barrie_%22Three Birches%22_Silk

"Three Birches"

Silk aquatint and 2 woodblocks

I: 27" x 40"

P: 29.5" X 42"

Barbara Davis Kern

Late Afternoon II



I: 18" x 23.75"

P: 24.5" x 29.5"

Kern, Barbara Davis_Late Afternoon II_19
West, Jerry R._%22Magic Mountain Revisit

"Magic Mountain Revisited"



I: 18.75  x  23.5

P: 22.25x 31.25

Brach, Paul_Manifest Destint_1986_Etchin

Manifest Destiny


Etching with stencil

I: 26.75" x  38.5"

P: 26.75" x 38.5"

Night Wave



I: 12" x 16"

P: 18.75" x 23"

Trueblood, Emily_Night Wave_2001_Woodblo
Hagstrum, Katherine_Valley of Rainbows_1

Katherine Hagstrum

Valley of Rainbows


Steel aquatint and soft-ground

I: 18" x 24"

P: 22" x 30"

Marjorie Mason

No Title


I: 23.5" x 35.5"

P: 28.5" x 39.5"

Mason, Marjorie (Cherrie)_NT_Monotype_23
Sandler, Alvin_%22Canaan%22_1983_Viscosi

Alvin Sandler


Viscosity collagraph with litho


I: 21" x 16"

P: 28.75" x 22"

Rosati, Tony_Tyler Lake_Etching, hand co

Tony Rosati

Tyler Lake

Etching and hand coloring


I: 20.75" x 35"

P: 29.5" x 41.5"

Louis La Brie

No Title 1989


I: 18" x 26"

P: 22" x 30"

La Brie_NT diptych (plants in shallow wa
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