Phish Summer 2019: Fenway Park

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“Thunder calls through waterfalls
Rising tides and ocean walls
I can hear you when you sigh..”

The tenth print in my Summer 2019 series. This print was created during the Fenway run, and finished shortly after.  I had chosen image a while ago, not realizing how apropos it was.  For Fenway, I was inspired by Dürer’s print of Saint Sebaldus (1514).  Sebaldus is the patron saint against cold weather, and was a hermit who took residence near Vicenza, Italy (where I grew up!)  He usually depicted holding the church he helped start in Nuremberg.  It seemed fitting to have him holding Fenway Park, which many may consider a church in it own way.  This was a challenging block for me, both for the amount of time I had (started 1st night of Fenway on Friday, finished carving the following Monday), as well as trying to carve a 3×4 Fenway Park.

Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and  hand carved and printed. Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a pink variant of 10.  Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color. Prints are now available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com

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Albrecht Dürer- St Sebaldus (1514)

Summer Tour 2019: Blossom

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“Looking for owls?” the young man asked..

The fourth print in my Summer 2019 series.  Inspired by the Dürer woodcut titled “The Owl in Fight with Other Birds” (1516) and the song Buffalo Bill.  This seems like a proper print for the Blossom show in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  My owl was drawn to be not as scary as the original print, and I made the leaf into a cherry blossom, as well and included the venue in the background.

Prints are 9 x12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick. Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a creamsicle variant of 20. A very limited amount of prints are available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , the rest will be sold on lot at Blossom.

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Dürer “The Owl in Fight with Other Birds” (1516)

Summer Tour 2019: St Louis

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I excited to finally present the first of my 2019 Phish summer tour prints!  Continuing on the theme started by my Riviera Maya block print, I was inspired by the work of 15th century printmaker Albrecht Dürer.  I had been studying his work, as he was an early influence in my printmaking journey, and found many prints that I felt would lend themselves well as tour prints.  I started working on the blocks in January, and at this point have carved 8 of 13 blocks for the entirely of summer tour. I recently moved to a better (and larger!) living space, which means I no longer need to carve and print in the living room/kitchen! The move has delayed my work a bit, but as I get settled, I’ll be printing and carving the rest shortly!


For the tour opener in St. Louis, Missouri, I created a print inspired by the Dürer woodcut titled “Gerson” (1489). Jean Charlier de Gerson was Chancellor of the University of Paris,  who was forced to flee Paris after being suspected of leaning toward reform in the late 1300s.  This print was also inspired by the song “Ginseng Sullivan”, thus the ginseng instead of the unknown plant in the original, which can be seen in the bottom left corner of the print.  Although the song references the North Georgia hills, I was happy to find out that ginseng does grow in Missouri! You can also spot the Chaifetz Arena in the background, as well as the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch.

 

Prints are 9 x12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick.  Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper.  I haven’t decided on the exact edition size, but these summer prints will be a much smaller edition than last year’s.  Prints will be available in my Etsy shop this Friday (5/10/19) around 6 pm eastern.  Expect more summer tour prints to be made available soon after!

 

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“Gerson” Albrecht Durer (1489)

Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick.  Black and white editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper, and the color variants are printed on 98 lb mixed media paper.  I haven’t decided on the exact edition size, but these summer prints will be a much smaller edition than last year’s.  Prints will be available in my Etsy shop this Friday (5/10/19) around 6 pm eastern.  Expect more summer tour prints to be made available soon after!

EDIT 5/19: After a long delay, my prints are finally available in my shop!  The recent weather in my area (lots of rain) caused my prints to take forever to dry, one of the downsides of oil based ink.