Dark Clouds in the Land, is a series of three small, carefully developed and printed etchings and mezzotints invaded with ever-wide-open google eyes. The prints tap into gnawing anxiety of our political and civic moment. The choice of media is deliberate: Early Western modernity is charted, mapped, illustrated and described in precise languages of engravings and etchings. Wiggly-eyes and dark clouds of worry come from vernacular language of comic book, a language of contemporary anxiety graphically mediated.
Printed in edition of 14 each at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art with Charles Beneke and his printmaking students. I am endlessly grateful for their hard work, jokes and hospitality.