In January of 2015, Eric and photographer Blake Marvin thought it would be a great idea to go up in a helicopter to see what the Oakland shipyards looked like from the air. Later, inspired by the 36 iconic cranes at the Port of Oakland, the astonishing visual drama of thousands of shipping containers, and photographs from the helicopter, Eric completed a collection of paintings, of which this is one. The paintings all went to happy collectors, but we are thrilled to offer prints of a select few.
We can print up to 44” wide on most of our designs, so contact us for a quote if you need a specific size.
This print, and all the prints in the “Rewitzer Reproductions” collection, begins with photographs (typically his own) that Eric hand-transfers onto a piece of linoleum (or wood). Using Japanese wood-carving tools, it takes Eric anywhere from 40-80 hours just to carve a plate. Once he’s achieved his desired, we scan Eric’s original prints to a create high quality digital reproduction, which we then print with8-color archival inks on archival bright white heavyweight paper. The result is beautiful and vibrant, and every digital print is is signed and embossed by Eric.
Eric was born and raised on the industrial shores of Lake Michigan. He took the California Zephyr from Chicago to San Francisco in 1987. It was a one-way ticket. Eric finds constant inspiration in the natural variation of the California landscape and the diversity of Californian culture. You can find more of his work in the “Woodcuts and Linocuts” collection, as well as the “Creature Feature”, “Go By Train, and “Ports” collections.