Lepidoptera 4 and 5.

by ncwinters on September 10, 2020

The next two bugs are here!

I’m happy to announce the next two entries in my Lepidoptera series. Increasingly becoming my favorite body of work to date, these Lepidoptera prints are forays into a mental stream of consciousness that act as therapeutic endeavors when other deadlines are pressing. I love making these images.

For this round, it’s a double release – numbers 4 and 5. These will be available as a set only, with a strict limit of one set per buyer/household/spouse. I’ve also hand embellished 10 of each, also with a strict limit of one of each. So you can buy a set and one hand embellished if you want (and are fast enough) but you’ll have to choose your favorite, as nobody gets more than one hand embellished on this drop. Please note I won’t be hand embellishing any more after this set of ten, though I appreciate the offers!

As always, these are meticulously printed by Dave Correia, who has done all the printing for these so far, and will hopefully continue to do so to keep the quality as high as possible! All prints are printed on cold press natural cotton rag. Prints are available for $70 for the set of one of each print (with matching numbers) and $100 for each hand embellished print.

As always, newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time for the release which will be this coming Saturday, September 12. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar to get the exact drop time. These have been selling out fast! On to the prints!

Lepidoptera 4

Lepidoptera 4
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 175. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 5.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$70 each for set of Lepidoptera 4 and 5.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 4 Hand Embellished
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 10 (out of numbered edition of 175)

Uniquely hand painted/trimmed Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

Lepidoptera 5
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 175. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 4.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$70 each for set of Lepidoptera 4 and 5.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 5 Hand Embellished
Print size: 8″ x 10″ edition of 10 (out of numbered edition of 175)

Uniquely hand painted/trimmed Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 each.
STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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SO happy to finally be able to announce this, easily one of my most complex prints to date, and for an amazing cause.

“Fading Away” is a new seven color screenprint to highlight the current plight of the planet’s coral, in a collaboration with Pangeaseed.

The goal behind “Fading Away” was to try and create a visual that brings attention to the urgent plight of the world’s coral. It was challenging to both illustrate the beauty of what we’re rapidly losing due to climate change and pollution, but also underscore the danger of the current situation. Thus, two versions of the print were made. The full “lush” version highlights the overwhelming color and beauty of a natural coral reef, while the “bleached” version emphasizes how much of the coral is looking today, bleached, devoid of color and near dead. The element of the skull is also more emphasized in this version. It was an intentional reason to include a human skull, to draw the connection to the ocean and ourselves, to highlight the very literal way we can “see” ourselves connected to the ocean. What we will lose from the ocean will be directly felt by us as a human species.

On a technical note, this was one of the most challenging screenprint images I’ve created to date, with the full color builds and tonal range requiring airtight registration and color accuracy. It was meticulously printed by the crew at VGKids, and boy did they have a challenge in front of them. The print required airtight registration as well as a challenging series of transparent colors to make this image come together in cohesive unity. Many thanks to the printing crew at VGKids for the exceptional job.

Special thanks as well to Tre’ Packard of Pangeaseed for having me on the project, and for his patience in how long the print took to come to fruition. This was an ambitious project and took much longer than expected, but I’m extremely proud of the results.

The prints measure 18″ x 24″ in both full color “Lush” and the desaturated “Bleached” version. Each version also comes in two versions: regular and deluxe. The regular version features seven colors, while the deluxe versions feature an additional two plates: a glow in the dark layer as well as a transparent spot gloss glitter flake for added emphasis.

To order the limited edition prints, with 50% of proceeds going directly to Pangeaseed and their work to save the world’s oceans, check out the online store link here. The prints go live for purchase this upcoming Thursday, August 6. As always, to get the exact drop time, be sure you’re subscribed to the online newsletter in the sidebar. On to the prints!

“Fading Away” (Lush)
Seven color screenprint on French Construction Pure White, 100 lb cover.
Print size: 18″ x 24″
Printed by VGKids.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
Regular version: limited edition of 150. $75 each.
Deluxe version (nine colors): limited edition of 75. $135 each.
Available through the Pangeaseed online shop.

glow in the dark mockup: “Lush” deluxe version.

“Fading Away” (Bleached)
Seven color screenprint on French Construction Pure White, 100 lb cover.
Print size: 18″ x 24″
Printed by VGKids.
Each print is hand signed & numbered.
Regular version: limited edition of 125. $100 each.
Deluxe version (nine colors): limited edition of 65. $150 each.
Available through the Pangeaseed online shop.

glow in the dark mockup: “Bleached” deluxe version.

*NCW*

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New Art Print: “A Moment of Magic.”

by ncwinters on July 8, 2020

Seems such a strange time to release a new art print, especially one with this particular name.

This print has been in the works for months now, an art print version of my Dave Matthews Band gig poster from September of last year. I knew I wanted to release the image on its own at some point as an art print, and in working on it since the original, the world has changed in many ways. It’s made it hard at times to continue certain creative plans made in the past, while properly focusing my creative energies on the right way to move forward. Many have expressed that me continuing to make art and do what I’m doing is still appreciated, and that makes some of it easier. So here we go: a new art print that I’m proud of and that I hope you’ll enjoy.

“A Moment of Magic” is an eight color screenprint, printed by the always stellar crew at Lady Lazarus in Houston. For this art release, I tweaked a couple areas from the previous incarnation as gig poster (sky, shadows, a few other tweaks) and added a transparent flake gloss in a pattern in the border and on the metallic and “shiny” areas of the print for added pop. In the images below, you can see the border pattern as a visual element, but in reality, it’s truly a transparent layer and is only visible from an angle. See pictures below for more clarity.

The prints will be available in three colorways: “Main”, “Nostalgia” and “Dusk” which echo the original gig poster colorway releases. I’ll also release a very limited (usually 5) hand-embellished versions of each print in the original drop for an added purchase price for those wanting something extra special. As always, these are uniquely hand-embellished, no two exactly alike. The prints go live for purchase this coming Saturday, July 11. As always, to get the exact drop time, you’ll need to be subscribed to the newsletter in the sidebar.

I hope everyone is taking care of themselves during this time of national pandemic and rising awareness of systemic racial inequality.
Thank you again for your support, as always.

“A Moment of Magic” Main edition
Print size: 24″ x 17″ limited edition of 160.

Eight color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“A Moment of Magic” Nostalgia edition
Print size: 24″ x 17″ limited edition of 115.
Eight color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“A Moment of Magic” Dusk edition
Print size: 24″ x 17″ limited edition of 60.
Eight color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Transparent gloss flake- almost impossible to photograph.

*NCW*

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