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Dave Wilburn & Ai Hayatsu and Collection
Mini Halfwood Press #58
2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60058. Rollers are 1.5 inch x 5.75 inch top and bottom: 1/4-inch x 6-inch x 17-inch polycarbonate (Standard); 17.5 inces long; 9 inches wide; 10 inches high; weighes 12 lbs.; Drive wheel is 8 inch dia. stainless steel; made of black walnut base with Brazilian ipe cladding steel, dark walnut, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felts, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User Manual, test proof and plate, and DVD.
Artist's comment: (Taken from the owner's Website) This is a gift to the artist Ai Hayatsu. "She always has been an animal lover including frogs, worms and squids. She also has loved writing and drawing since she was a child. . . .. While majoring in interior design as an undergraduate in Japan Ai got involved with a theater company in Tokyo as a set and props design assistant. Ai came to New York to attend the graduate program at Tisch School of The Arts, NYU, where she learned story telling and working with concepts. She lives with her husband David and a creature called Tombo in a little corner of New York City."
For more information and to see examples of Ai's art go to www.squidwork.com
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