I fell in love with this image and had to include it in this series. While I was printing this series we were in the middle of a snowstorm and everyone was snowed in. This is on top of pandemic isolation. I was so ready for spring to come and this image seemed like an explosion of color out of the darkness and shadow. Special thanks to Sy Arden and Rodger Cook for helping me ID the Cosmo Flower for the title.
Creating this series is what kept me sane during the pandemic. Each piece serves as a reminder that a better time will emerge and if we make it through, I have faith that we will be the better for having experienced it. Even the faintest of light is magnified by the darkness. That’s what this series means to me. Fumbling through the darkness, searching for the glimmers of hope, no matter how faint.
Each of the 7 images are Screen Prints using contemporary (photographic) and reduction methods as well as hand-applied Pochoir techniques. Of the 7 scenes in this series, a very limited edition of just five, 16x20s were were hand-pulled by the artist, printed full-bleed on handmade paper (also made by the artist).