BRIAN FISHER August 5-28, 2022 ANGELS
“Why Angels? Whether they are described as Buddhist guardian devas, Muslim malaikah, or Mormon ministering spirits, “Angels” play many roles. My inspiration for these paintings and prints are Italian Renaissance artist Fra Angelico’s “Technicolor” paintings of Gabriel, the Angel of the Annunciation and by my sincere curiosity about the human desire for explanation. ” This new Angel series in oils monotypes are abstracted and boast vibrant colors.
“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? My interpretation of the myth and telling of the story is informed by print process and evolves in the attendant dance of knife with paper, ink with plate, paper and plate with press.
“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.
Printmaker and Designer/Artist Brian Fisher loves the spontaneity of monotype printmaking. The process encourages experimentation and by mixing media he creates some exciting results. And not only does Fisher create on paper, but also designs sculptures in laser cut steel.