The Precepts are a guide, much like the Ten Commandments in Christianity, to living an ethical and moral life. These include: (1) Not taking the life of anything living; (2) To refrain from stealing; (3) Abstain from sexual misconduct; (4) Refrain from untrue speech (lying); and (5) Avoid intoxication (losing mindfulness). An embossed symbol of the Wheel of Life is placed at the bottom of the print. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation, rebirth, and self-acceptance.
I commissioned a friend of mine to make the frame. It is solid wood so it's a bit on the heavy side. The artwork is covered by glass, not acrylic. This piece would be EXTREMELY difficult to ship, both in weight and price, so I am not offering shipping. If you are out of town and insist on it being shipped, I can bring it to the shipper of your choosing and let them pack it for send off. You will need to contact me BEFORE purchasing in order to make this happen.
Copper Etching & Serigraph w/ blind embossing on 100% cotton rag paper (archival)
28" x 40"
Shipping cost: $0.00
My artistic journey has taken me from performing artist to visual artist in the most unlikely ways. I originally moved to New Orleans to get a degree in music. Unexpected circumstances led me in quite a different direction. After changing my major to graphic design, I signed up for an intro class in printmaking. It was a hands-on version of what I planned to do on a computer. As the art department put my chosen major on a short hiatus, I kept with printmaking and continued to learn new techniques. When the graphic design program returned, I had already gained such an appreciation and love for the hands on creative process and a certain affinity for the smell of an old-fashioned print shop, that I decided to complete my degree in printmaking. Graduation is a faint memory now, but I continue learning new things about my medium each day.
Creating art provides therapy for the one who is trying to comprehend the world around them. I liken it to meditation, a time for self-examination (introspection) into my own thoughts and "mind traffic". The subject matter is secondary. The process, or meditation, becomes the true art form. Printmaking is very process-oriented and the need for this type of movement is the only way I can create.
Tish Douzart is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Historic Algiers Point neighborhood.
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