TEMPERED

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

TEMPERED is a two part, layered print/collage in which the background is a hard surface monotype, and the overlaid facial image is a collographic monoprint using a plate from my AN AMERICAN FACE Series. The word “tempered” can mean different things, particularly in this context, and I will leave each viewer to decide what it means to them. Image: 9” x 5”, Matted and framed to 14” x 10”.

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GREEN MAN: SUMMER

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

GREEN MAN: SUMMER is the fourth and last piece in the “Seasonal Green Man” series. It was the last because, of the four seasons, Summer is the most difficult one for me to visualize and express. I clearly “see” the colors and tones of Autumn, Winter, and Spring, but Summer is different and more of a challenge for me because I think I see it as a transition from Spring to Autumn rather than as having its own definition. Matted and framed to 18” x 14”

 

GREEN MAN: SPRING

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

GREEN MAN: SPRING, like the others in the “Seasonal Green Man” series is a collage created with pieces of hand inked and hand pulled hard plate monotype prints designed specifically to reflect the new growth colors of Spring. Again, while the primary and secondary contours remain essentially the same, the seasons have changed. Matted and framed to 18” x 14”

Untitled

© JOHN FANSMITH 2017

In most of my work, regardless of medium, I’m a story teller making a comment or statement from my own particular (or peculiar) point of view and the title is an integral part of the piece. UNTITLED is different: I’m leaving it up to each individual viewer to see what they will in the piece and to set their own narrative as to what has happened, is happening, or is going to happen. UNTITLED is a hand inked and hand pulled double plate collographic monoprint which uses one of the plates from the AN AMERICAN FACE Series and an offset mat. Matted and framed to 16” x 12”.

 

 

AN AMERICAN FACE #3

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

AN AMERICAN FACE #3, a hand inked and hand pulled collographic monoprint, continues the experiment of using hand woven paper as printing surface that I started with DANCE OF THE PENGUINS: SOLO # 11. It is part of a series of  images designed specifically for hand woven paper, attempting to combine the angles and features of the human face with the textural aspects of the woven paper and a layered application of ink. Matted and framed to 18” x 14”.

 

AN AMERICAN FACE #2

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

AN AMERICAN FACE #2, a hand inked and hand pulled collographic monoprint, continues the experiment of using hand woven paper as printing surface that I started with DANCE OF THE PENGUINS: SOLO # 11. It is part of a series of  images designed specifically for hand woven paper, attempting to combine the angles and features of the human face with the textural aspects of the woven paper and a layered application of ink. Matted and framed to 18” x 14”.

Left Index

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

LEFT INDEX, a hand inked and hand pulled collographic monoprint, unlike the FOCAL POINT, CONTOURS OF FLIGHT, and LINEAR THOUGHT Series, uses irregular and non-geometric design elements and solid color blocks to create a somewhat more representational and less abstract image. LEFT INDEX is the first in a series of probably ten prints. Matted and framed to 18” x 14″.