Above is- Sacred Circle "Bosumtwi" from my series about sacred sites, sacred geographies. It is a Ltd. Edition, Original Digital Print, (1/12). Bosumtwi is a crater lake in Ghana created when a meteor struck Earth an estimated 1.07 million years ago. The Ashanti believe souls of the dead come here to bid farewell to the Goddess Asase Ya, or Mother Earth and wife of Nyame the Sky deity. You can check out my print "Bosumtwi" in person by connecting to the VIVA "Art by Appointment" program. Guides are available on island and here is a Link to schedule an appointment to visit my studio and the 70 Vashon Artists participating in this patron to artist initiative.
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I've been hand printing "Dream Catchers" a lino-cut from my Leo and Lang story. I made this low tech registration block from a 3/4" melamine panel that Suzanne Moore, #scarletpaints33, contributed to make this simple print process possible. Thanks Suzanne! Leo and Lang are the imaginary same sex characters, as marionettes, who live their love and lives in this ongoing series. "Dream Catchers" is hand printed with Caligo Ink on Somerset Satin Paper. Image size, 8.5 in. x 6.75 in.
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The subject is Djinn. This photo was taken at QMP, Quartermaster Press, while still on the press. Although printed last week the red ink was still wet when I picked it up yesterday. I think one more layer of black line, some gold leaf and... it will be finished! But first it must... dry! A Djinn (genii, ginn, jann, jinn, shayatin, shaytan) is in Arabic mythology, a spirit, not a demon, not quite an angel either, but something like the Greek Daimones. Djinn can be either good or evil. They possess supernatural powers and in lore can be conjured to perform various tasks and services by humankind. Most of us are familiar with Djinn as the wish-granting “Genie” in the Arabic folktale of Aladdin's Lamp and The Book of A Thousand and One Nights, but there are many stories of Djinn. This is the first of my series about them.