The Switchboard Operator III Wood Panel Print

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The Switchboard Operator III Wood Panel Print

155.00

Edition Size: 33
Panel Size: 6x24 inches

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Limited edition matted giclée print of The Switchboard Operator III from The Jobs of Yesteryear Series. Printed on acid-free paper with archival inks and mounted permanently to a custom-made wood box panel. This print is ready to hang and has the look of the original painting for a fraction of the cost. The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

It is a wonder that every single telephone conversation used to begin with a switchboard operator manually connecting the two parties. Women typically held these positions and manned a section of the enormous labyrinth of connections that was the switchboard. Once the rotary dial was invented, the switchboard operator's importance fell by the wayside.

Each original painting is created on stained wood panel using acrylic paint. The limited color palette gives the work a historic feel. The long limbed characters are crafted using hundreds of hand-torn bits of kraft paper collaged on top of watercolor paper and painted with an acrylic wash. The painting includes the detail of a rotary dial telephone showing how the switchboard operator job became obsolete.

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