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Asterion

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The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival opens tomorrow (June 16-24)!  My Monoprint  Asterion was selected to hang in the show.  I entered three images and was delighted to have one accepted after hearing over 2000 images were juried.This is their tenth anniversary gala event and second year in the Fremont  location.  Here is a link with all the details.  http://www.seattleerotic.org/festival2012/ 

Opening day of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival coincides with the Fremont Fair and parade and ends the following weekend with Seattle Pride celebrations and parade.  I can’t wait to check out the Erotic Art and all the art the Fremont Fair has to offer!

Narcissus Reflected

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In our image obsessed culture the old, old story of Narcissus and the body beautiful is as new as another gorgeous photo, thank you Bruce Weber, for Abercrombie & Fitch's latest pitch to purchase. 

To purchase what?  A reflection of beauty of course.  Made self aware by comparison and confounded by perfection we are all in love with surface but desire depth of being.  
So the story of Narcissus forever resonates in the individual’s search for self.  
At left is my new Monotype Print, Narcissus Reflected,  (22 x 29.5 in.)  See it in my studio during the Spring Vashon Island Studio Tour.

Here is Mr. Eliot's take on Narcissus, a poem of self awareness and metamorphosis, Cantacal V, Or-

The Death of Saint Narcissus by T. S. Eliot
He walked once between the sea and the high cliffs
When the wind made him aware of his limbs smoothly passing each other
And of his arms crossed over his breast.
When he walked over the meadows
He was stifled and soothed by his own rhythm.
By th…

La Casa de Asterion

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The  rust prints I have been working on inspire me to make simpler compositions when printing with the etching press.

I am experimenting again with printing dry pigments into ink made heavy with Setswell Compound and Burnt Plate Oil.  I enjoy the rich play of complimentary colors and the textural results when I throw chunky pigments into the ink.

At left is my Monoprint, newly completed, for submission to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, June 16-24, 2012.

It is named Asterion and is inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’s wonderful short story, La Casa de Asterión and is of course about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.