Phish Summer 2019: Alpine Valley

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“..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.

Prints are now available in my shop!

The Phish Skull Studies

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A shower thought (and drawing lots of Dead art) led me to doing some skull studies recently.  My original thought was some kind of Mike Gordon Steal Your Face/F ck Your Face mashup, and led to this series of Skulls inspired by the members of the band.  I started these over Thanksgiving weekend (Trey was drawn while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready) and got a positive response online.  I had originally done these to as practice drawing skulls/ using crosshatching techniques, but upon the insistence of the interwebs, finished up the set and made prints for sale.

Prints are for sale in my shop, and I have them available in several sizes.  I have prints of all four images in 11×17 and 8.5×11 sizes, as well individual prints of Cactus, Big Red, Henrietta, and the Chairman of the Boards, or a suite of all four prints.