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Spirit Cruicifix

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Spirit Crucifix by Amy Crook

Spirit Crucifix by Amy Crook

I’m always frustrated by how hard it is to get beautiful, intense blues and reds to shine through in an electronic image. This monoprint retained a lot of the brush-stroke feel of the original plate, only slightly softened by its trip through the printing press.

This is my favorite of the small series of cruciform images I did at the time. It has an intense burst of sunset color with the rich, calm blue floating above it, almost like someone floating on a pool of water. There’s a real sense of peace and spirituality to it that suits the season.

Spirit Crucifix, 18″x14″ monoprint on 22.5″x15″ watercolor paper, $399 with free shipping.

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Faith II

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Faith II by Amy Crook

Faith II by Amy Crook

This is the match to Faith I, this time with extra details done in rich primary colours. The blue cruciform figure floats in its own smaller field, while the close-up reveals the morbidity of the everyday image of faith. In addition to the rich blue there’s a subtle gold halo around the figure, done with color this time instead of scratching away.

There’s a lot to think about from this starting point, and a lot to be said, but it’s all difficult to approach without offending someone. Art can often open a dialogue where words fail, though there’s still a conversation to follow up, whether in words or images.

Faith II, 12″x8″ monoprint on watercolor paper, $199 with free shipping.

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Faith I

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Faith I by Amy Crook

Faith I by Amy Crook

This is another in the series of cruciform prints, this one done in pure red with a mix of monoprinting styles — the textured red background is etched haphazardly with the images and words to create an image out of the chaos. I did two very similar to each other, and will post the second sometime next week.

This piece is the start of a deeper dialogue about faith and what it means in our society, the connection between worship and the fear of death. I’ve noticed very sharply lately that faith seems to grow as people get older, and I think this older piece still speaks to that phenomenon, among others.

Faith I, 12″x10″ monoprint on watercolor paper, $199 with free shipping.

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INRI

Friday, November 12th, 2010

INRI by Amy Crook

INRI by Amy Crook

This print is part of the series that includes the Spirit Crucifix and Icon prints I posted earlier this year, all done in approximately the same time frame. In this one, I used animal alphabet rubber stamps after the fact to add a touch of cynical whimsy to the otherwise striking image of the cruciform figure floating in the blood red wash.

INRI, 12″x10″ monoprint and rubber stamp on watercolor paper, $199 with free shipping.

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Symbols

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Symbols by Amy Crook

Symbols by Amy Crook

This is another print that combines tiny etching plates with double-inking to make a unique print. The 3 images in the middle column were all inked once, wiped clean,a nd then inked carefully a second time to give them a duochrome look, while the two plates to the left and right were inked just once in the same pure colors that are used on the others. Really there’s four colors present: blue, yellow, red and black, very primary.

Each plate has its own symbolism that, when combined with the others, invites the viewer to construct their own narrative. Do your eyes start in the golden sand dunes, or up with the floating cruciform figure? Do you puzzle out the dancer on the left first, or the ankh on the right? The central image is completely abstract, drawing the imagination to fill in why it’s surrounded by these other, smaller satellite images.

Symbols, 10″x10″ etching and monoprint on watercolor paper, $399 with free shipping.

Symbols, detail, by Amy Crook

Symbols, detail, by Amy Crook

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Icon

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Icon by Amy Crook

Icon by Amy Crook

This is another tiny etching plate, which I inked using a method where the figure, who was etched deep enough to leave an impression in the paper, was inked in yellow, then the plate was wiped mostly clean and the rest of the surface was re-inked in red.

In classical art, yellow is the color of suffering, and of course in modern times we’re all about red for pain and blood. The diluted ink actually bled down the paper a little when it was run through the press, adding to the symbolism.

I actually did a whole series of crucifixion pieces during that time period, though this is definitely the smallest of the lot — the plate itself is only one inch square.

Icon, detail, by Amy Crook

Icon, detail, by Amy Crook

Icon, 1″x1″ etching on a 10″x4″ piece of watercolor paper, $299 with free shipping.

Details about Icon:

  • It’s one of a kind, not part of an edition
  • It’s printed onto watercolor paper, and would need to be matted or framed before display
  • I can matte or frame it for you for a small fee, or you can do it yourself, either way shipping is always free
  • The paper is approximately 10″x4″ but the image is only 1″x1″

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