All prints are handmade by Peter Ralston on archival rag paper with an archival ink set.
Small Matted Prints - This collection is printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets, matted, ready to be framed.
New Work - This open edition is a collection of images created since January 2004. They are printed on 17 x 22 inch sheets.
The Master Prints - This limited edition (LE) collection of 25 images were selected as especially important to the artist. This edition is limited to 50 prints of each image plus ten artist proofs (AP). They are printed on 24 x 36 inch sheets.
The story behind Azimuth
Alone in Rockport harbor, this single boat sat on her mooring all one winter. Mindful of a recent tragedy in the fisherman's family, the boat’s isolation could readily have been perceived as bleak and lonely.
But the boat has kept open the little bit of water right around her....she is not fully frozen in and, somehow, even in her isolation, there is a suggestion of resilience, maybe even hope.
This is very much a portrait of a man, a family, of complex relationships....and somehow "azimuth" speaks to me of the relationships that we all, in our circumscribed worlds, have with larger forces.