Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tom Huck-Evil Prints

"The transformation of Brandy Baghead", by Tom Huck. Woodcut on paper, 82''x24'', 82''x45'', 82''x24''. 2007-2009. Edition of 40.
Tom Huck lives and works in St. Louis where he owns and operates Evil Prints Studio.
He says about his work:
"My work deals with personal observations about the experiences of living in a small town in south west Missouri. The often strange and humorous occurences, places, and people in these towns offer a never-ending source of inspiration for my prints. I call this work "rural satire". My work has been influenced by an array of artists, among them the woodcuts of Albrecht Durer, the etchings of Warrington Colescott, nearly all of the German Expressionists, and the late great Frank Zappa. My chosen media is printmaking, specifically woodcut. The combination of dark humor with the inherently expressive medium of the woodcut heightens the complexity of my images. Fot the past few years I have been engaged in the creation of a folio of prints entitled "2 weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities". Each image depicts a single day's occurence, while all the images together describe a period of two weeks. The images come from either personal accounts or local folklore from my hometown of Potosi, Missouri."
More about Toms amazing prints and activities at: www.evilprints.com