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Thursday, September 11, 2014

a dready art series ...

                                     the explorer - dready - part of an original commission

the idea for this commission, is a series in which dready characters, and stuff related to the history of the particular person, make their way through 18th century lithographic images …


 

the first task was to create the character of the dooood in question, and then to alter him, dress him up, based on each image … in this case he is 'the explorer' 

… and he's coming to the caribbean and discovering that civilization already exists!

this print is from an original Lithograph by Bartholemew Kidd and was/is of a house near Kingston. Kidd and others like him toured the empires drawing what they saw and creating a lithographic history of the colonial 18th century (and not just of Jamaica).

I grew up with these lithographs, framed, and on the walls of houses I lived in and visited all through my yute-ishness and adulthood, some of them lurk on my own walls and I have a folio with 50 sheafs printed from the original lithograph plates.

absolute coolness!

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