These past few months have been full of fun adventures and productive studio time. This post focuses on the commissions – the first commissioned by Larkspur Press for “Planting Trees” a poem by Wendell Berry that will be printed as a broadside and sold at Black Swan Books in Lexington, KY. Trees are complicated structures, akin to our circulatory or nervous system which branches outward into successively smaller branches. Finding the right balance of obsessiveness and playfulness was something I used to be really good at expressing – glad a found a good balance 😉
The second commission is for an appraiser and curator in Nevada – this is to be a holiday print for close friends and family. The client provided photos he had taken of areas in Nevada and told me of his recent study of the artist Hans Meyer-Kassel. Using imagery that held great meaning to the client, I proposed a few loose drawings, settling on the one below. The resulting print, Carson City Wild, will be editioned soon. The client was kind enough to allow me to print an additional edition so that I may sell the print to others that really enjoy its spirit!