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 Deep Freeze
When the water temperature hovers in the 40s and the air temperature dips down below zero, the bay begins to steam with sea smoke. Once or twice I’ve run RAVEN in conditions like this and it is daunting, inducing sensory overload. Not at all like fog that settles down upon you, sea smoke rises out of the water, wafting silently upward into the strangely altered, glowing silver sky. It is entrancing.
But immediate danger lies within this beauty. When it’s this cold you make sure to take no chances…none whatsoever, other than going out in the first place. One slip, one significant miscalculation, and you are in a world of trouble. At this time of year, there is nobody else out there, nobody likely to hear a cry for help, much less act upon one.
Staying, perforce, on one’s toes and being hyper-aware is intensely stimulating. As is, of course, the exquisite light cloaking the present danger.