Hey folks! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted here, most of my efforts going towards my other page www.phishart.net . However, in the current times we are in I’ve had a lot of free time, so I wanted to share how I spent my last year artwise!
2019 started with my largest block print to date, 12×18. Inspired by the Albrecht Dürer‘s Four Horsemen print, I made it for Phish’s first shows of the year. Between then and that summer I researched a lot of Dürer’s work and saw the potential of making a cohesive series for Phish’s summer tour. Each print is inspired by a Dürer print chosen for fitting in with a song or lyric, as well as “relevance” to where they were playing. I’d redraw the image, but changing it in ways to fit my vision. They were later transferred onto an 11×14 block, hand printed using oil based ink in editions of 30, along with smaller color variant editions. Working continuously from February til December, I ended up doing a total of 15 of these (13 for summer tour, 1 for fall tour, and 1 for the MSG NYE run)
Most prints are still available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
Click on any image below to see the full post with the story behind the print, variants, and work in progress pics:
2020 has been a strange year artistically. The back and hand pain that comes with hand printing linocuts has forced me to take a printmaking break, and go back to ink, watercolor, and paint. With the impending cancellation of this year’s Summer Tour, most of the images I made may be released as art prints. I had chosen this year to forgo a common theme, so each print I was doing worked on it’s own, most inspired by sketches, stickers, or drawing I’ve drawn in the past but never did anything with. Stay tuned for new work on the way!