Once more I am honored to show art alongside some of the most talented artists of the Asheville area at the Big Crafty downtown this Sunday!
Here I am showing last week at the incredible Good Folk Fest in Louisville Ky- land of me!
Last week to see this at the Odds Cafe in West Asheville. Here are some more pics from the printing of my large linocut at the wonderful Bookworks…If anyone is interested in learning more about our rich history check out the links on Ami Worthen’s Asheville Action blog and check out her inspiring work and new post about the African Americans in WNC conference.
Laurie Corral the owner operator of Bookworks
Artist DeWayne Barton looks on!
I was asked to create a poster for the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail screening hosted by a cool new movie theater (Grail Movie House) here in Asheville. I was happy to oblige as the film is one that I have loved since childhood. I got a flash of inspiration and created a crazy image of the knights who say “Ni!” inspired by a mideval style! My friend and colleague Phil Cheney and I screen printed the posters at Cheney Graphics and they will be for sale soon on my etsy and at the event…
I have been working on this piece for a month solid. Bookworks sponsored a 2nd steam roller print event in which we select few artists create a large linocut that would be pressed and printed with a steam roller.
Asheville is my community and I chose this subject matter inspired by the use of printed works to further democracy.
My artist’s statement:
I was asked to create a series of prints for the Blind Pig Supper Club. Chef Sarah Cousler designed a 5 course meal for foodie patrons with the theme of the movie Kill Bill. Normally I do linocuts but was pressed (no pun intended) for time so I hand drew some ink drawings then screen printed them with master printer Phil Cheney and hand painted each one…and the results:
These will be for sale at my etsy and at the upcoming Big Crafty!
I just saw a firefly…
Also- Rudy Ray Moore…Dolemite…The Human Tornado…The Disco Godfather…Peaty Wheatstraw the Devil’s Son-in-law!
New linocut available on my etsy site soon…