Dave Matthews Band - whales
I used a new print process for these called SwissQ that is producing some really awesome results for people like Mazza, Tara McPherson and NC Winters. Basically, it's printed in 3 layers: white, color and heavy shiny spot varnish. It was the varnish layer that caught my eye and really got me excited about the process. I've also engineered secret stuff into the white layer. They're really shimmery and catch the light in interesting ways. I'm interested to see what people think when they hold them in person! The DMB is an edition of 30 and the Primus is to 50. I'll post video pics of them to instagram later as well to give you a better idea of how they look. Also, I'm letting 8 flocked Towelie's go from personal copies so be on the lookout for those. Cheers! Happy Thanksgiving!
This is one of the few prints I've drawn that isn't set at night. It's meant to be a psychedelic summer dream looking out over the beaches in Virginia and seeing whales and hot air balloons in flight. The orange swirl in the background is meant to represent both the heat of the sun and that hazy liquid like feeling that we often see in our dream states. In some ways it feels indescribable after we awake. This is the way I remember it looking.
NOTES: 24 x 18 inches /// 7 screens (on fiery orange paper) /// artist editions: 1-50 on fiery orange paper and foil paper /// Original show date was June 11, 2022 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA /// Please note that a portion of the artist copies were damaged and I will be attempting to create a new small edition (likely 25 copies) to replace those in the future