Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Common Ground

Have you ever been so far apart from someone on something that you couldn't agree on anything? Even the littlest thing? It could be an argument about religion, politics, or a film you didn't like. It could be a relationship between two people, groups, states or countries. Whatever the case may be, there is a chasm, a split, a break, two separate realities that don't see eye to eye.

This is a visual theme I've explored for a number of years in cartoons, drawings and sketchbooks. I like the idea of somehow getting to that bargaining table in the middle of the gap.

From time to time I get into printmaking. I like the way each step of the process builds an image. Here is print I pulled at Josephine Press in Santa Monica.

And here is the original zinc plate.

In the end, maybe we should agree to disagree.

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