Avett Brothers - swallowtails
A few months back I picked up an Escher book at a Half Price Books in Austin that featured some of his lesser known more esoteric work. I was really struck by his tessellation's and how fresh they now look. This image was really inspired by some of the angles and the geometry and patterning in his art. I treated the whole thing like a puzzle with no box topper and worked one bird at a time not knowing what the finished art would look like. I was definitely drawn to the shape of a swallowtail, it has the utmost grace along with agility and style. This image will be appearing special edition smaller sized foil stamped print to debut at MondoCon (instagram pics to come).
NOTES: 24 x 18 inches /// 5 screens (1 metallic) /// editions signed and numbered to 200 + foil to 50 /// 51-200 sold at the show /// Original show date was September 1, 2017 at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA