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“2020”

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2020 by josean

My interpretation of this year so far. 13×19 print of a 9×12 ink and watercolor illustration I made. As an art teacher attempting to distance teach from home, and a live music fan who will not see any concerts,  this image encapsulates how I feel about the whole situation.

This was one of several images that I had planned to use as a Phish summer tour lot print.  I had originally started this image several years ago, but set it aside for other things and never finished.  I had found it recently in my studio and decided to complete it.  Ironically, I had finished it shortly before Covid, and as things got worse, it more accurately described how I viewed the year so far.

IMG_20200515_153456_635I have prints available in my shop now: Joseen215.etsy.com.  Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 100. Printed on glossy paper (#110 cover).

I couldn’t help myself and had to create a “Summer Tour 2020” version.  Regardless of what concerts people had planned to go to, this image summed it up.

 

I created a 8×10 print version (doubted people would want a larger size).  With an edition of 100, I figured I’d end up giving most away, but it seems a lot of folks could relate!  The first edition sold out in less than 24 hours, with many more request for it.  I recently created a variant lime green edition, with a much larger edition to ensure more people can grab one.  They are currently for sale in my other Etsy shop: Joseeen.etsy.com.  All prints ship with free stickers and postcards!

The Net’s Unbreakable

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2020 by josean

“..So don’t worry about falling..”

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One of my first art prints in a while! Worms in a wormhole? Sure, why not! I had originally planned to use this as a phan print for Phish summer tour, choosing this image due to the net imagery, which reminds me of the song “Mercury”. I’m also a big fan of space related things, especially worm holes and black holes. The pink “worm” is actually inspired by a diagram of what a worm hole might look like!

Prints are available in my shop now! 

Signed and numbered edition of 50, printed on 13×19 high quality glossy paper (110# cover) and based off an ink and watercolor illustration that was then digitally arranged.

This image was original created as a hand drawn sticker which found itself up somewhere in Philly years ago.

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I’ll be releasing more prints inspired by old sketches, sticker art, drawings a I’ve done in the past.  Be sure to follow my FBInstagram, or Twitter for updates!

 

Shop’s Open!

Posted in Art, Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2020 by josean

I recently reopened my shop, updating it with some older work, some unreleased stuff, and some new work! I had originally opened it as my Phish and Grateful dead started to take over my original shop, Joseeen.etsy.com .  I wanted a shop for those who may not be fans, not having to scroll through art they wouldn’t have interest in.  Over the years my main shop took over my life, along with working as an art teacher! Now, as a distance learning teacher, I find myself in my studio most of the day, so it seemed logical to go through and find work I had forgotten about.  I went ahead and updated my shop, added new items such as shirts, and just released my first art print in a while!  I’ll be adding more stuff, such as etchings and previously unreleased linocuts.  I’ll also be adding some new prints I’ve been working on

www.joseeen215.etsy.com

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on since January.  Be sure to check it out! http://www.joseeen215.etsy.com

The Dürer Series

Posted in Art, Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2020 by josean

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

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