Rubinstein & Dotty | Art Print
- Archival-quality giclée art print on a lovely heavy-weight paper with a smooth finish.
- Print is 8" x 8" in size; image is about 6"in diameter.
- Each print is hand signed by the artist.
- Does not come with a frame, but is so very suitable for framing. We recommend a 12" x 12" frame with a white mat.
Rubinstein & Dotty would like to join you in your kitchen, where they will keep guard over that most precious of receptacles, that refrigerated jewel-box nestled just below the milk-jug: the cheese drawer. They will not be offended if that special, magical cabinet holds more than goat's milk products alone. Indeed, they are sworn proponents of cheeses exotic and ordinary, hailing from the water-buffalo, the sheep, even the humble cow. Whatever the contents, their venerable visage on the wall will help you keep it safe from harm.
Other Things You Might Like to Know: The original artwork is watercolor and graphite on paper | © 2016 Melinda Nettles | Designed and printed in Oregon, USA | Printed on Hahnemühle Photorag 308 gsm 100% cotton rag paper, with Epson pigmented Ultrachrome HD inks.
The Back Story:
Rubinstein & Dotty were reliable goats. Never tardy. Never too much fuss. So imagine Farmer Winnifred St. John’s surprise when the pair confronted her, bleating and cross, one spring evening as she exited the warm hen-house, readied her milking pail, and adjusted her brightly-colored kerchief. What could be the matter, wondered this venerated craftswoman, this reigning queen in the eyes and souls of cheese-lovers the world over?* What ever could be amiss in her glowing world of precious goat’s milk delicacies - aged and fresh, crusted in herbs, rolled in flowers, accompanied by the finest small toasts and preserves of figs and sour cherries? Foxes along the boundary fence? Land developers in the back paddock? Ill-prepared urbanites once more stuck in the mud along the creek-bed? She soon discovered the source of the trouble, as Dotty, rightly concerned about her reputation, moved aside to reveal the unflattering photo of herself on the cover of the newest Cheesemaker’s Review, on which she had forcefully planted her front hoofs. (Clearly, Dotty and Rubinstein had been watching for the mail truck and intercepted the publication upon its arrival.) Heavens, the photographers had not even brought along a stylist, leaving Dotty looking unacceptably unkempt. It Would Not Do.
*Ever So Important Note: And really now, who would have thunk it back in the day, when Winnie was in her punk-rock phase? Back then, her idea of sophisticated dining was a packet of cheeze-puffs and... Oh golly, don't tell anyone, but from time to time the queen of fancy cheeses has to this day been known to sidle into the corner gas station, incognito in a cap and sunglasses like a Hollywood movie star evading the paparazzi, get herself a packet of those artificially-orange crunchy treats and scarf them down, all slunk down behind the dashboard of the farm truck and joyous as a teenager, when she thinks no one is watching... Ah, well, I guess it's important so stay connected with one's culinary roots.