This was my first aquatint etching that I was technically content with. Interacting with the infant are the jellyfish and the Belladonna flower, a couple of the most dangerous yet beautiful things on the planet. It talks to the vulnerability of the young mind to the positive and negative forces in the world. The almost hollow demeanor of the infant represents how impressionable humans are at such a young age but how we can eventually grow to be as deceptively dangerous as a deadly jellyfish or flower.
This print is part of an ongoing series of images which deal with the complexity of motion in day to day life which often goes unnoticed. This image shows the movement of a hand flicking open and lighting a lighter.
Linocut print with color wash. 2014
Here is the final print, which i have decided to title “Find Your Mouse” for all of those seemingly impossible tasks out there like finding one mouse in an ocean of fields and forests
So after hours and hours of planning and carving I inked and hand burnished the 23” x 40” block. I then used the proof to hand paint silkscreen stencils to print the two blended pulls, and the signature red tail. All in all everything was hand done on this beauty.