Kumi Korf

Letters to the Planet




Edition Size  25
APS  5
Image Size  19.5″ x 15.5″
Paper Size  29.5″ x 22.5″
Medium  Intaglio printed on Hahnemuehle Copperplate paper, with an aquatint on akatogashi paper as a chine colle

ALPHA  Image plate: black, aquantint, chine colle: orient blue

BETA  Image plate: indian yellow, aquatint, chine colle: geranium/silver

GAMMA  Image plate: black, aquatint. chine colle: turquoise/gold

The three prints were printed in Winter 2001/ Spring 2002 at The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and published by the Olive Branch Press.

The price of a single print is $800. The triptych is $2500. which includes a handmade black hardcover portfolio. a title page. and a signed and numbered colophon. Kumi Korfs work is included in national and intemational collections. In 2002 she had a one person show in Tokyo, Japan. Proceeds from the sales will benefit future projects and programs of The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and The Olive Branch Press. All three images can be viewed and ordered on our website. Please contact us for more information.


Grounded in the wonders of nature. and touched by the voluptuousness of spring in the tropics, this suite of three intaglio prints  celebrates Planet Earth. She once dreamt of seeing earth with its shining waters and continents gracefully orbiting through the universe. Begun in Spring 2000 as watercolors, Kumi transformed them into calligraphic icons on her etching plates. Kumi named them Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, each imbued with the feeling of etemal life on earth.