Brian Fisher

Vashon Island, WA. artist Brian Fisher loves the spontaneity of monotype printmaking. The process encourages experimentation and by mixing media, he creates some exciting results.

“My subjects are the myths and stories that encompass how our world came to be, who we are, what happens when we die and because we live now in this moment in time, what is our purpose?  This year I’ve explored stories of ‘vegetative deities’ like Europe’s ‘Green Man’, Japan’s ‘Kodama’ and the Greek myths about Goddesses ‘Demeter and Persephone’. A wealth of parallel myth exists to explore and explain our natural world in supernatural ways across time and cultures.”

I am inspired by these words and have them on the wall in my studio. 

“We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us, the labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; 
where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; 
where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; 
where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.”
― Joseph Campbell.