Avett Brothers - buffalo

For me, there is no other animal that so dramatically symbolizes the West like a bison. I wa surprised when I looked back thru my work that I'd only used the animal once before on a Neil Young print from 2011.  My thought is that a lone bison has a weight, a gravity and a history unlike anything else I can think of.

I've been experimenting lately with elaborate under printing textures that can be seen and are slightly raised thru the black ink on the surface of the print.  Have a look in person.  Also of note: I took some stylistic inspiration from Majora's Mask for the tribal feeling corner elements.

NOTES: 18x24 inches /// 4 screens /// signed and numbered edition of 200 (51-200 sold at show & 1-50 sold by artist) /// signed and numbered blue metallic edition of 50 copies /// September 15, 2016 at Weill Hall in Rohnert Park, CA

Please note that there will be an art print (12x15 inches) version of this image (sans text) to debut at MondoCon this year.