Red Facing Fear #3 by John Willis - Davidson Galleries
John Willis

Red Facing Fear #3

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Series: Monoprint/Monotype Invitational 2022
Medium: Monoprint
Dimensions: 17 x 17 3/4 inches (Image) 21 x 21 5/8 inches (Sheet)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: American, b. 1950
Date finished: 2021
Edition: of 6

Artist's statement:
"The motif in Red Facing Fear #3 is based on my sense of the fragility and precariousness of contemporary life. The structure suggests a sense of power, where one addition or change–such as adding a red line down the middle of the composition–can reinforce or destabilize the picture plane. This resembles how daily routines and a sense of normalcy can be derailed by a slight or sometimes violent event, which in turns creates instability and ambiguity. In creating Red Facing Fear #3 I used a combination of relief and monotype blocks. The relief block provided stability and replication. The monotype block allowed for endless variations, which I created through multiple monotype techniques including layering subtle colors. This process of making monoprints parallels the dynamics of the world and its complicated ever-changing nature."