Prepared For Blast OffGregory Noblin
Digital printmaking on Wood
Ready to hang
Signed on back
19 " h x 25 " w x 2 " d |4 lbs. 9 oz.
A goggle-wearing horse on wheels with a rocket strapped to its back prepares to blast off into the unknown. The image is printed over multiple sheets of paper using K3 Pigment Inks and mounted to wood panel with PVA. Watercolor, tempera, semi-gloss gel medium, and acrylic are also used. Additional wood border constructed around cradled panel to create vintage feel. Borders are taped off and painted with acrylic, covered with gel medium. There are gaps between the prints, this is intended.
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.