Saturday, December 29, 2007

UDHR Article 5 Study

Another in the series of b/w studies for the UDHR paintings. The studies were done in 1990 (December, as I recall), the paintings were done in 1991. This is Article 5:

"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."

You can see the painting that resulted from the drawing in the October 24th entry of this blog.

UDHR Article 12 Study

This is another of the pencil/ink wash studies for the UDHR series from 1990 (see also below):

"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."

UDHR Article 4 Study

Here is one of the original pencil & ink wash drawings for the UDHR series, done in 1990:

"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

UDHR Article 14

Below is an image from my 1991 series of 30 paintings (one to illuminate each article) of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human rights. Next year is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UDHR, so there may be various exhibitions & so forth (details will be published online when available). I recently had several of the paintings professionally photographed for a magazine article. Below is the painting of Article 14, and below that is the text of the Article.

(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Woodcut "Shrouded"

Here's another of the new woodcuts:

On rice paper, 9" x 7" approx, 2007. I'm still getting a handle on the medium. I kind of like the imperfections in the printing process, so each one is slightly different. I'm also toying with the idea of colorizing or customizing some of them in some way. Thanks are due to Jim Stevenson for his help with this project.