"Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944), son of Camile Pissarro - well-known French Impressionist painter often called the “Father of Impressionism”, began as a painter but during the 1880s became enthusiastic about woodcuts and wood engravings. This five-colour woodcut from 1897 (catalogued in Fern - #92) was entitled variously “In the Field” or “Gold Cloud”. The poetry of this astounding print spoken through its language of colours and composition thrilled me immediately upon viewing it. The gold was reminiscent of Tiffany, and the muted glow was consistent with so many of the other works of art I’d selected."
"Mango, Koa, Walnut, Redwood burl, Poplar, and Macassar Ebony (bridge) comprise the woods selected to enliven this instrument, along with the the silver, pearl, abalone, Catalin knobs and bone switch. The sun-gold yellow orange pickups mirror the character of the lithograph, which weds golds, greens, blues, yellows, and browns to form its disposition. The pearl inlay shaped into ginkgo leaves-inspired-kites sweeps through the body and into the neck for a graceful and strident theme that compliments the stirring quietude of the art. Bountiful, bold, gentle, and startling in its beauty"