19 December 2012

Working the Faces

If you look at the video (see previous post for background) that this print is based on you’ll see that it's taken from a distance and at a pretty low resolution. This makes it difficult to see the features on the boy and the preacher. I particularly want the preacher’s face to be very clear, because I’m essentially indicting him and he’s a very specific person. He’s Pastor Jeff Sangl of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana. So I went to the web site of that church and got some better reference photos to work from.

I then started a new block and did the faces using the reduction method -- carving a shape, printing it, carving some more, printing again with a new color, etc. Here are photos of the three stages.




You can see that I also did some work on the pillar in the background. More to come, of course.


betsy best-spadaro said...

The video left me feeling ill. Your print is so powerful after viewing it. You are so courageous for exploring this subject matter.

Annie B said...

Betsy, I'm sorry about the video. It is indeed upsetting. In my previous post I had put a warning -- probably should have done that here as well...

betsy best-spadaro said...

No apologies necessary. I know this sort of thinking exists; it just breaks my heart to see that sort of indoctrination. And I suspect Jesus would not approve.