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Video: 'Pulling a Print' with Sarah Horowitz

OPB | April 11, 2012 5 p.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 12:59 a.m.

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When you see graphic arts today, it’s pretty safe to say the work was likely born of pixels and software algorithms.

Well, thank goodness some things are still made by hand — like the creations of fine art printer Sarah Horowitz.

Horowitz creates her artwork on specialized, hand-operated printing presses. They’re built of iron and chains, grease and huge sprockets. They’re machines from a different age. You can’t plug them in. Don’t even try to lift one.

OPB’s Arts & Life visited Sarah Horowitz in her Portland studio as she demonstrated how to “pull a print” on a traditional hand-operated press.

To learn more about Sarah Horowitz and her art, tune in to Oregon Art Beat on Thursday, April 12 at 8 pm.

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