Dan Brenton Makes Art

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My beard grew into my brain and now I'll die if I shave it off. Just kidding.
By the fourth or fifth hit I had fully understood the unusual name: ‘Jellyfish Cavendish’
18”x25” Woodcut - hand printed.

The transformation of smoke into jellyfish is an idea I’ve had for a few years now.  The title for this piece comes from nothing in particular, I just like the idea of someone buying a different kind of pipe tobacco and getting drugged up unknowingly.  It seems like this is the start of a very long trip which is always terrifying and exciting at the same time.
The reason I hand-printed this one is because I wanted to keep the background gray and hazy while the figure is bold and black, an affect I achieved by using a drawer knob to really push down on the areas I wanted black. 

By the fourth or fifth hit I had fully understood the unusual name: ‘Jellyfish Cavendish’

18”x25” Woodcut - hand printed.

The transformation of smoke into jellyfish is an idea I’ve had for a few years now.  The title for this piece comes from nothing in particular, I just like the idea of someone buying a different kind of pipe tobacco and getting drugged up unknowingly.  It seems like this is the start of a very long trip which is always terrifying and exciting at the same time.

The reason I hand-printed this one is because I wanted to keep the background gray and hazy while the figure is bold and black, an affect I achieved by using a drawer knob to really push down on the areas I wanted black. 

— 2 years ago with 15 notes
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