08 June 2014

Tinman

SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA: TINMAN
woodblock print (mokuhanga)
6" x 6" (152.4 x 152.4 mm)
4 layers of color, hand coloring, plus blind emboss on Kochi Kozo paper
edition: 20

Tinman is an NSA database related to air warning and surveillance. I haven't been able to find any other information about it so far, but I love The Wizard of Oz, so I jumped at the chance to make a woodcut of the Tin Man. I had trouble imagining the Tin Man being in charge of air warning and surveillance, but when I added a flying monkey it all made sense.


1 comment:

Francis LaPierre said...

The flying monkey is a stroke of genius! It makes the whole image fly.