Digital printmaking on Wood
Signed on back
25 " h x 19 " w x 2 " d |4 lbs. 9 oz.
Dreams is an image of a doll with a light bulb head standing with a Christmas tree wand, at night, in a landscape with a house in the background. The image is printed over multiple sheets of paper using K3 pigment inks and mounted to wood panel with PVA. Watercolor, tempera, gel medium, acrylic are also used. Additional wood border constructed around cradled panel to create vintage feel. Borders are taped off and painted with acrylic and covered with gel medium.
The panels devised by mixed-media artist Gregory Noblin are steeped in fable and fantasy. Gregory closely connects his subject matter with childhood, and turning imagined stories into a visual reality. When he envisions a scene, he begins by photographing the elements needed to construct the image and combining them in Photoshop. He then cuts and assembles the piece by hand, adding further details with watercolor, tempera, and acrylic paint. “The physical nature of the work is the intentional effort to make it look vintage and worn,” says Gregory. The final images are at once whimsical and surreal, each with an underlying metaphor or meaning.