While most of the Phish Dinner and the Movie webcasts have been shows I had previously created an illustrated setlist for, I was very excited for this one! I had heard about this show for years, and had tried to find video for after reading about what went on during this show. I was very excited to watch this show as well as make a setlist for !
The jam during Bathtub Gin featured Trey jumping up and down in time with a syncopated jam, as well as strong Drowned teases. Near the end of the jam, Trey mentioned how good it was to be back home and named the four newer songs that were played. The beginning of Bowie included Radar Love teases from Mike and a Birdland jam and Wolfman’s included a Bathtub Gin tease. The jam out of Theme, as well as Funky Bitch, featured LeRoi Moore on saxophone. The jam with LeRoi included a segment where he played two saxes, Trey played three guitars, Mike played two basses and the Cracklin’ Rosie cymbals, Fish had four drumsticks and Page was lying across his keyboards playing as many as possible. At one point, Trey grabbed two drumsticks and played them on Fish’s cymbals and his guitar before tossing them into the crowd. LeRoi also teased the Woody Woodpecker theme during the jam.
Another coloring page for you folks! This is a page iof some of my earliest song illustrations, this page was created for night 2 of MPP 2014. To save a copy, you can right click the image above and “save as”, or just download the PDF file here: Song Art coloring page . If you do print and color one in, I’d love to see it! You can post it online and tag me ( @joseeen on twitter, @phish_art on instagram) I’ll be posting more coloring pages in the next couple days!
So it seems folks (and their kids) were fans of my last Phish coloring page, so I decided to make another one! This one is based on Reba’s recipe and is one of my oldest Phan Art pieces. To save a copy, you can right click the image above and “save as”, or just download the PDF file here: Reba Coloring PDF . If you do print and color one in, I’d love to see it! You can post it online and tag me ( @joseeen on twitter, @phish_art on instagram) I’ll be posting more coloring pages in the next couple days!
My final block print of 2019, created for Phish’s NYE run. The 14th in my yearlong series inspired by the work of Albrecht Dürer. This print was inspired by part of “The Tapestry of Michelfeld” (date ND) and includes several birds found in Phish songs, as well as Trey’s dog Marley. As I researched the image, I found it interesting that it was actually based off a tapestry made about a 100 years prior, this being a recreation of it. Prints are currently available in my shop.
It’s been quite a year working on all these block prints! I didn’t expect that it would take nearly all my free time, but it was a fun experience. For those asking, yes there will be a Dick’s Run linocut, hopefully before the end of the month. I had opted to not make one at the time, mainly since I was back at school teaching, and had too many other things on my plate.
As for what 2020 brings, I’m still not sure. A new year will bring a new theme and possible medium for my Phish prints, although I see myself going back to printmaking for some song illustrations or Grateful Dead inspired work.
Albrecht Dürer -“The Tapestry of Michelfeld” (date ND)
“..Scent of a mule, you better watch out where you go
Take your laser beams away”
My block print for Phish’s 2019 Fall Tour. The 13th in my yearlong series based off the work of Albrecht Dürer. This print was inspired by “Flight into Egypt” (1505) and the Phish song “Scent of a Mule”
Prints are 9×12 on 11×14 paper, hand carved and hand printed on 140 lb watercolor paper with Supergraphic black oil based ink by Bill Fick.. Limited to an edition of 50, with a color variant coming soon. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ .
“..They call me the sloth
way down in the ghetto..”
The twelfth print in my Summer 2019 series. This print was created during the Alpine Valley run, and finished shortly after. I was inspired by the song The Sloth, and several Dürer woodcuts of St. Christopher. This was a fun block to carve, and the subject matter is reminiscent of a lot some of my older work. Dürer made several woodcuts of St Christopher throughout his life, which made deciding a bit harder. I ended up looking at 2 different ones. I based the background from a print he did in 1501, and added the venue on the far right. For the figure, I looked at an earlier print he did in 1495, which itself was modeled after traditional paintings of Bacchus.
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 ruby variant of 10. Due to the nature of the process each print may slightly differ in background color.
“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