September 12th, 2012
The summer is coming to an end here in New England. I’m happy to be able to turn the A/C off and enjoy the cool breezes that drift through the windows.
I have one significant announcement and of course I want to put the obligatory update out there on my next print.
Exciting news first!
Several months ago I was approached by U.K. record label Tru Thoughts regarding usage of my Monochrome Malaise image for the cover art on one of their upcoming releases. As a fan of house, deep house and funk in general, I was already aware of Tru Thoughts and flattered that they wanted to work with me. Releases on Tru Thoughs already feature work from Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Nick Walker, Dolk, Banksy and many many more great artists. I’m pleased to announce that a new “Sonic Switch” release from Tru Thoughts founder and the world-class DJ Robert Luis features Monochrome Malaise by yours truly. This exposure is wonderful and I’m sure those of you who took a chance on that premiere piece are gratified knowing that the piece continues to has a life of its own.
So what’s next?
After taking a little time out this summer, I’ve got a few films that should be back any day now from the printer. This will allow me to burn my screens and then get my next piece out. Mid October is my goal and the next one will be nicely priced and my first exploration at halftones in screen printing. My winter piece will bring me back to some graphic work and I think it will be very successful. There are also a couple commissioned pieces in the works… so I’ll get to it!
June 28th, 2012
A Portrait of Capitalism by WGBOYD
A seven-color handmade and hand embellished 18” x 24” serigraph on 80# French Paper Co. Speckletone cream stock.
Available in three colorways, defined by background color:
- Green edition of 20 priced at $30.00 USD + S&H
- Burgundy edition of 10 priced at $40.00 USD + S&H
- Gold edition of 5 priced at $50.00 USD + S&H
Prints will be released onine at http://wgboyd.com/drop on Thusday, July 5th at 3:00pm EDT.
Every A Portrait of Capitalism print features a hand written name tag inked with Sakura archival blue ink, making each print moderately unique.
Please note: Images do not reflect final trimmed print dimensions. After trimming, print will have a 1/2″ cream border outside the printed black border.
A Portrait of Capitalism – June, 2012
Here we have
Charles Ponzi Capitalism; he’s looking back at you with an empty gaze and very full pockets.
During the summer of 2011 I had an email exchange with the artist Aelhra around the time that his LIE series began. Through that conversation I was turned on to “The Creature from Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin. It was also during that summer that the Occupy Movement began to take shape. While following its evolution on Facebook, I was introduced to commentary by Richard Wolff, an Economist with roots here in New England. I was struck by the perspective, sentiment and criticism of both men regarding modern Capitalism.
The economy is complex. I’m not an expert and don’t understand a lot of it. But what I do know is that I have is a gut feeling about it… and like many, it’s not a good one. My new serigraph titled “A Portrait of Capitalism” is an interpretation of that feeling.