Summer Tour 2019: Bangor

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“Up the rigging take in sail mind the skipper we’ll not fail”

The seventh print in my Summer 2019 Series. For the Bangor shows I was inspired by another of Dürer’s prints that he created for Book of Fools, this one titled ” Disregard of Misfortune” (1494). As well as the song The Moma Dance. I also included the venue in the background and some fitting choppy waters, based off the weather forcast for the shows.

Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick. Both editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a watercolor variant of 9 . Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color.  Prints are currently available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com

 

 

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Dürer- Disregard of Misfortune (1494)

Summer Tour 2019: Merriweather

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-Henrietta

The sixth print in my Summer 2019 Series.  For the Merriweather shows, I was inspired by another of Dürer’s prints that he created for Book of Fools, this one titled ” Impatience When Punished” (1494).  The Lizard Fool  makes another appearance (the first was in my Bonnaroo print), and I choose to replace the bagpipe with a vacuum, and included a guitar, a drill, and a Moog synthesizer in the foreground.

Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick. Both editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and 2  watercolor variants of 9 each. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color.  I will have the prints with me on lot this weekend at the shows, and remaining prints will be available in my shop on Monday.

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Durer- Impatience when Punished (1494)

Summer Tour 2019: Charlotte

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“Passing through the corridor I came upon an aging knight
Who leaned against the wall in gnarly armor
He was on his way to see the king”

The fifth print in my Summer 2019 series. For the Charlotte show, I was  inspired by the Dürer woodcut titled “The Knight goes out and commands two scribes and two priests to compile this book” (1493) and the song Lizards.  This is my second print to feature the Lizards, depicting the first meeting between Col. Forbin and Rutherford the Brave. as well as the Rhombus in the background
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, and printed with Supergraphic black ink by Bill Fick. Both editions are printed on 140 lb watercolor paper. Black and white are an edition of 30, and a red/blue watercolor 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 (with free shipping!) www.joseeen.etsy.com

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Durer- The Knight goes out and commands two scribes and two priests to compile this book” (1493)

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: Toronto

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He tasted it on his way down”

The third print in my Summer 2019 series.  Inspired by the Dürer woodcut titled “Fall of Icarus” (1493) and as the song “The Squirming Coil.”  I also included the Budweiser Stage in the background, as well as the Toronto skyline 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 2 color variants: white/baby blue edition of 15, and a white/gray-blue edition of 9. Prints are now available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com 

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A.Duerer, Sturz des Ikarus - A.Duerer / The Fall of Icarus / Wood cut - A. Duerer, La Chute d'Icare

Dürer “Fall of Icarus” 1493

Summer Tour 2019: Bonnaroo

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“The workers they come back from their day in the field..”
The second of my 2019 Phish summer tour prints! For Phish’s 2 performances at Bonnaroo, I created a print inspired by the Dürer woodcut titled “Not Following Good Advice”, which he created for the Book of Fools (1498). I had the song “Jennifer Dances” in my mind when choosing this image for this print.

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 2 color variants: yellow/red edition of 20, and a red/purple edition of 3.  Prints are now available in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com

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Albrecht Dürer  – ‘VIII-not following good advice’-woodcut

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.