Sarah Fairchild

Radicchio

From the Artist

I was interested in the juxtaposition of the Radicchio next to the lambsquartersLambsquarters is known to be an invasive foraged weed. The weed is an elegant form in silhouette.” 

Artist
Sarah Fairchild
Title
Radicchio
Production Date
2013
Edition of
50 (5 remaining)
Medium
8 color screenprint on Coventry Rag
Details
Signed and numbered by the artist
Price
$1,000
Dimensions
22 1/4" x 34 1/2"

About the Artwork

Radicchio, an 8 color screenprint by Sarah Fairchild, showcases a bright pink and burgundy blooming perennial leaf vegetable.

Curatorial Opinion

In RadicchioSarah Fairchild has surrounded the title plant with lambsquarters in a romantic arrangement. The Radicchio beams in its neon tone, front and center like a rose. The lambsquarters fill out the arrangement as if it were the flower baby’s breath. This glamorization of hearty vegetables is typical of Sarah Fairchild’s work. Plants, and specifically vegetables, hold special significance for Fairchild, who grew up gardening with her family and eating primarily food they grew themselves. In her words, “The weed is an elegant form in silhouette.” 

Medium
8 color screenprint on Coventry Rag
Edition of
50 (5 remaining)
Price
$1,000
Dimensions
22 1/4" x 34 1/2"

About the Artist

Sarah Fairchild (b.1972, Chillicothe, OH) creates lush paintings of garden life inspired by rural landscapes and the rich harvest they produce. She illuminates her subjects with bold, unexpected color to celebrate the often overlooked beauty of plants and vegetables.

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About the Process

Haystack works with both traditional printmakers and digital printers to ensure each artist’s print reflects the most important aspects of their studio practice. Radicchio was printed in collaboration with the artist and Forth Estate at Axelle Editions (a renowned printmaking studio active from 2005 – 2015). Each print was created by silkscreen printing (also known as serigraphy). This method requires stenciling techniques wherein ink is pressed onto paper through deliberately exposed areas of a mesh screen one color at a time. 

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