Saturday, May 13, 2023

"Pigling Bland and Pig-Wig"


"Pigling Bland and Pig-Wig" 
12" x 12" 
4 color reduction woodcut 

This was going to be the first woodcut for my "Some Pigs" project, an AiRM - a project that will culminate in a solo exhibition at 1040 Creative in November of this year. 

However, while I like this print, I decided to go in another direction for the series of 12 pig prints for the project and calendar, and this is thus a one-off. 

This print illustrates the final scene in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Pigling Bland, where the title character and his soulmate Pig-Wig manage to escape from their wretched circumstances into freedom in the wilderness, where Pigling has plans to settle down and become a potato farmer. The text in the print is from a traditional British song, excerpts of which are included in Potter's story.  

Friday, May 12, 2023

Ethnicity Through the Eyes of the Artist


"Practicing Accordion"
9" x 12" 
Linocut with chine colle 

This depicts my 11 year old practicing their instrument while the puppies howl. I made it to submit to the exhibition "Ethnicity Through the Eyes of the Artist" at Abington Art Center, juried by Erika Land, Nina Guzman, and Cheryl Harper. I was already going to submit recent versions of "Stirring" and "Chopping" (below), but I could include 3 works in my submission, so I decided to make this print in the same medium and style. This print wasn't accepted into the show, but I'm so glad I made it. 

Happily, "Stirring" and "Chopping" will be included in the exhibition, which opens June 9th (reception from 6-8PM) and runs through July 24.