This monotype was inspired by the story of Roger and Angelica. While riding near Brittany’s coast Roger espies a beautiful woman, Angelica, chained to a rock on the Isle of Tears. She has been abducted and stripped naked by barbarians who have left her there as a human sacrifice to a sea monster. As Roger rides to her aid, a great thrashing in the water occurs—it is the monster approaching Angelica. Roger drives his lance between the monster’s eyes and rescues Angelica. It is pressed on Mulberry, a thin very high quality 45 gsm printmaking paper made from kozo. The actual image size is approximately 19.75 x 20 inches.

- Simon Shawn Andrews

Roger and Angelica
SIMON SHAWN ANDREWS


Printmaking on paper
Limited edition of 1
Signed on front
2016

22" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 3 oz.

$500

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Artist
Simon Shawn Andrews
white rock, Canada

Getting to Know Simon Shawn

Abstract yet allegorical, Simon’s monotype prints cannot be digested in a single glance. Forms and figures emerge from great swirling masses, encouraging greater exploration of his detailed images. The compositions meld mechanical and organic shapes to address complex relationships between the body, spiritual creation, and technology. Each work is rich in value, ranging from deep black to pure white. “I was an unhappy oil painter for eight years before stumbling across printmaking,” says Simon. Drawing on his painting experience, monotyping gave Simon a more tactile and physical way of working. Today, he finds inspiration in Greek mythology, medieval art, biblical stories, and his overgrown backyard in British Columbia.