This image is in response to a poem by Pablo Neruda, and the memory of my mother’s death. The two things converged and became one. The text of the poem borders the image. The piece is a monotype print, created by a form of printmaking that only requires pigments, a surface on which to apply them, paper, and some form of press. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- James Rees

Wrapped Raven

Printmaking on paper

Limited edition of 1
Signed on front

30" h x 22.2" w x .05" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



James Rees
Spanish Fork, Utah

Getting to Know James

Much like his art, James Rees is a mixture of the old, the new, and the unique. Having received an MFA in printmaking, it should come as no surprise that many of his drawings and paintings reflect a layering process. This process opens up unexpected and interesting results. James constantly attempts to find meaning and see patterns of beauty in overlapping, entangling events and the endless parade of images. James likes to say that if art is nothing more than the shadow of humanity, he loves to linger in the shadows.