These are Killion's multi-block relief prints available for sale. These pieces are all handprinted by the artist from his hand-carved wood and lino blocks in limited editions on Japanese papers. The Printing History of each piece gives details on number of blocks and prints made.
Image Size: 14x20
First Printed: 2018
Printing History: Multi-block print with 13 color layers printed in an edition of 180 plus several artist’s proofs. Completed May 2018. The view is from the shoulder of Mt. Tamalpais that drops down to the sea at Stinson Beach with Bolinas in the background. An old fir tree wrapped in poison oak vines is on the right; bay laurel with spanish moss on the left. We are already into 90s in numbering. If you can come to Open Studio event Memorial Day weekend we will have some low # framed prints available first come, first served (not available for shipping).
Image Size: 19.25 x 11.25 inches
First Printed: 2017
Printing History: Multi-block print with 12 color layers completed in edition of 185 plus some artist proofs in October 2017. This view is from above the mouth of Cataract Creek where it empties into Palisade Creek, which can be seen falling several thousand feet along the Golden Staircase section of the John Muir Trail. A gigantic Western White Pine grows on the left side of image, at the height of its elevation range. All in all, the image depicts over 5,000 feet of High Sierra vertical terrain, from the top of Middle Palisade Peak (14,012') to the junction of the two creeks (c.9,000').
Image Size: 12 x 16
First printed: 2017
Printing History: Multi-block print with three color layers completed in edition of 155 in Feb. 2017, along with several artist's proofs (without the golden block for moon). Key block was reworked from earlier "Yosemite Valley" print. Only 15 remain.
Image Size: 12 x 11
First Printed: 2017
Printing History: Multi-block print with four color layers completed in edition of 150 plus several proofs in Feb. 2017. This print was made to celebrate the naming of Mt. Thoreau in the Fall of 2015 by a group of writers and artists. Mt. Thoreau sits opposite Mt. Emmerson flanking the eastern side of Piute Pass above Bishop.
Image Size: 8x10 inches
First Printed: 2016
Printing History: Multi-block reduction-cut, 7 color layers, edition of 175 plus several artist's proofs, completed August 2016. The view is of the southern end of the Ritter Range, from just west of Devil's Postpile Nat'l Monument.
Image Size: 6.5x6.5 inches
First Printed: 2015
Printing History: Two block print, edition of 75 with 10 artist's proofs for UCSC Farm & Garden project which commissioned original image; also 10 single-color black artist's proofs of key block image. Completed 5-2015.
Image Size: 13x10 inches
First Printed: 2014
Printing History: The view from Little Claire Lake east of Mineral King in Sequoia, N.P., looking across Big Arroyo, Chagoopa Plateau and the rim of Kern Canyon to Mt. Whitney. Multi-block reduction cut with 12 color layers, printed in an edition of 175 plus several artist's proofs spring 2014. Edition prints have one more layer of color on foreground rocks.
Image Size: 15x14 inches
First Printed: 2012
Printing History: Fin Dome rises in the early October morning light from the lovely Rae Lakes Basin along the John Muir Trail in Kings Canyon N.P. The trail can be seen winding through trees on the dark shoreline of the foreground peninsula. Printed in early 2012 as a multi-block reduction cut in an edition of 170 with several artist's proofs, 7 color layers (including reduction on key block).
Image Size: 9x12 inches
First Printed: 2012
Printing History: The Grand Tetons from the Targhee Valley in Idaho with re-cut key-block and new sky block printed 2012 in ed. of 64. (This edition replaces the nominal earlier ed. of "95" that was only printed thru #23 with a different sky-block. See below for earlier variations).
Image Size: 14.5x12 inches
First Printed: 2011
Printing History: Edition of 170 printed from 2 blocks in early 2011. Based on a sketch from a 12-day backpack trip in the Alaskan Arctic in the summer of 2010.
Image Size: 14x11 inches
First Printed: 2011
Printing History: Multi-block reduction cut with 7 color layers completed summer 2011. Edition of 175 plus 13 artist's proofs. Available in ed. #s above 100. (Based on a 1979 sketch done from the rocky knoll behind St. Mary's Church for my father, Leo Killion.)
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Image Size: 11.5x19.5 inches
First Printed: 2010
Printing History: Multi-block reduction-cut, 8 color layers, edition of 170 plus several artist's proofs completed March 2010. (Mt. Goddard rises on left side of print, view is west from ridge above Wanda Lake). Only 2 a.p.s, with darker blue lake remain. (2 framed edition prints also remain but these can only be purchased by e-mailing artist directly).
Image Size: 9x7 inches
First Printed: 2007
Printing History: Multi-block reduction cut with 6 color layers, single edition of 150 printed January 2007; 3 original blocks carved 2004 and hand-printed with water-based inks as open studios keepsakes. Blocks destroyed in process.
Image Size: 13.5x17 inches
First Printed: 2005
Printing History: Edition of 176 plus 3 a.p.s and 2 working proofs completed October 2005. Multi-block reduction cut, 13 color layers. Blocks destroyed in process. Only 1 edition print and two a.p.s (with pinker rocks and less shadows) remain.
Image Size: 10.75x18.5 inches
First Printed: 1989
Printing History: Note Size: This is a LARGE print! Edition of 64 plus 2 artist's proofs printed in 1989. Killion's first large-scale multi-block reduction cut, 8 color layers. 20 prints recently rediscovered, available.
Image Size: 19x14 inches
First Printed: 1986
Printing History: Multiblock reduction cut print, nominal ed. of 30 plus some artist's proofs printed in 1986 on Masa paper as color proofs for Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival poster image. Only 26 edition prints actually produced. This was one of Killion's largest early multi-block reduction prints. About ten remain.