Ah!Giclee Is Showcasing my Mythology Series Of Illuminated Images inspired by Dante’s Inferno written by Dante’ Alighieri in the early 1300’s. This series is available to purchase As Open Edition Miniature Giclee’s (Pigment Prints) throughout the month of April.
The Mythology Series is an on-going collection of “Illuminated Images” inspired by classic literature with a spiritual or philosophical view of man’s quest for truth.
“The first collection in the Mythology Series are renderings that interpret the illusory visions of Dante’s journey through Hell. This Inferno Series in not a depiction of brimstone and fire, but rather I created the images in classic black and white pencil techniques with a contemporary paired down interpretation of fusing Pre-Raphaelite and Art Nouveau “aesthetics in styling”. It was a deliberate intent to capture Hell through the lens of these romantic movements’ in art history that is contrary to what one may expect.
To some the world we engage in is an illusory, impermanent, inner-sensory experience, a creation of one’s own mind in which even pleasurable desires and beauty can be addictive and sometimes turn in to “hellish” distortions in which the polarities of life are played out in the theater of existence.”
The first set of four prints will be Showcased April 1 and during the month of April Ah!Giclee will release three additional miniature pigment prints of the “Inferno”. During April prints will be offered at a Special Showcase price.
I have a great love for art and design and creative people. There is never a dull moment in the field of art and design in which life can become rather unconventional at times. My parents and siblings were creative sorts with all kinds of artistic projects going on in our household. My nieces, and their families are in creative / design fields. I married a man that was also a designer and his family were also career artists living in Westport, Connecticut and a studio in NYC. Our progeny have a strong creative gene that is a dominant trait that continues to express itself in many ways. My son, Ryan (a.k.a. Saber) a fine artist with roots in street art is known for the largest wild-style graffiti piece ever created. He now has a wife and two children who definitely have that dominant gene. Here is a picture of my grand-daughter free-painting in the studio at 2 years old.
As for me I am an avid collector of research, reference and "stuff" that stirs my creative juices. As I come across interesting topics and images about art, design, and trends, that are compelling to me I will post here. Most likely content will be rather eclectic for I enjoy many forms of art and styles that have influenced my own eclectic approach to art and design.
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