Special thanks to my outdoor enthusiast friend Rodger Cook for sharing the original photo with us on Facebook, and then sharing it with me to work from to create this piece. Roger is a fan of sunsets and frequents the Bruton Branch State Park often. This image struck me in particular as a candidate to see how well I could reproduce it using layers of translucent color to generate the subtle variations of light. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
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).