Amnesiac’s Library Prints

Media, Prints, Works for Sale

I am happy to announce that I will be releasing a new print in early 2016. The image is called Amnesiac’s Library. It will be printed by LUNA 7 on 17″ x 11″ 285 gsm Hahnemuhle Torchon paper.

The first 25 prints will be signed, and accompanied by a small sketch on a blank card. This card can be personalized. The cost of the print will be $40.00 US + shipping.

The print will be available through my online shop. Stay tuned for an announcement on when the print will be available for order. If you wish to be personally notified, please message me and I will add your name to my list.

In addition to creating prints for me, LUNA7 has created high quality prints for many other artists including Clive Barker, Menton3, Tom Taggart, Dominic Harman, Don Bertram and Ted McKeever.

  • Richard

 

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Amnesiac’s Library

Harrowing Sediment and Other Prints

Drawings, Media, Prints, Works for Sale
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Harrowing Sediment

This artwork is called Harrowing Sediment. The original (still available, incidentally) was created for a show in 2012. Details can be seen below.
Harrowing Sediment and other images are available as prints in my Big Cartel art shop. If you order this image, before the end of November, I will include a free miniature print – while they last. The miniature prints were from a show called Monstrous Tinies. All of my prints are executed on archival quality German etching paper. The paper is a heavy stock giving it a substantial feel and providing an image with incredible fidelity to the original work. All prints are enclosed in a protective Mylar sleeve and shipped flat, supported by layers of foam-core. Ensuring that the prints arrive intact, is very important to me.
In a few days I will be making an announcement about a special new print, done in partnership with LUNA 7.

  • Richard.
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Harrowing Sediment – The Tick – detail

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Harrowing Sediment – The Lads – detail

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Harrowing Sediment – The Lamp – detail

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Harrowing Sediment – The Handmaiden – lamp

The Green Demon (on sale)

Books, Drawings, Illustration, Media, Works for Sale
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Green Demon, 2014, ink on paper, 11″ x 7″

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Detail

The Green Demon is on sale in my webstore. Its a piece I did last year when I was doing a small series of demons. I am using the proceeds of these small sale pieces to publish a book of 5 short fantasy stories called Magpie’s Ladder.

– Richard.

Last Summer

Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Photography

rickandsteveLast summer, my friend Steve Venright, and a car load of his wonderful family, came through for a visit. I’ve known Steve since we were teenagers (gasp). I just found this photo, which I had quite forgotten about, in my camera. It’s a good one don’t you think? Besides being an amazing poet, Steve is also the producer of Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor. That beautiful art work is by Kerry Zentner. Check out Steve’s website at TVR.

– Richard.

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Tale of Tales

Books, Inspiration, Media
Tale of Tales,

Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales, An Animator’s Journey by Clare Kitson. Indiana University Press, 2005.

Tale of Tales is a beautiful animated film by Yuri Norstein. This book by Clare Kitson is an in depth look at the making of the film, which examines many of the director’s influences. The book is filled with fascinating background material, photographs and conceptual work.

From Wikipedia: “Tale of Tales, like Tarkovsky’s Mirror, attempts to structure itself like a human memory. Memories are not recalled in neat chronological order; instead, they are recalled by the association of one thing with another, which means that any attempt to put memory on film cannot be told like a conventional narrative. The film is thus made up of a series of related sequences whose scenes are interspersed between each other. One of the primary themes involves war, with particular emphasis on the enormous losses the Soviet Union suffered on the Eastern Front during World War II. Several recurring characters and their interactions make up a large part of the film, such as the poet, the little girl and the bull, the little boy and the crows, the dancers and the soldiers, and especially the little grey wolf (Russian: се́ренький волчо́к, syeryenkiy volchok). Another symbol connecting nearly all of these different themes are green apples (which may symbolize life, hope, or potential). Yuriy Norshteyn wrote in Iskusstvo Kino magazine that the film is “about simple concepts that give you the strength to live.”

– Richard.

Catapult Feature

Media
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Catapult ArtMag
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Catapult 0613 v22

FEATURING: Richard A. Kirk, Blaine Fontana, Brett Amory, John John Jesse, Paul Rumsey, Kevin Peterson, Dan Barry & Jana Brike, Troels Carlsen, Kazuki Takamatsu, Patricia Ariel…PLUS MANY MANY MORE!!!

Thena Cartwright has put together an amazing collection of artists in this month’s Catapult. Check it out and support this great work.

– Richard