Dürer's Rhino Hommage
18x24" , 7 color screen print
signed/numbered edition of 100
genero effingo dido dididi didtum
text: 500 years ago Albrecht Dürer published his illustration of a rhinoceros as a wood block print. He drew the rhino, sight unseen, from a written description and small sketch. His drawing was transferred to fruitwood and carved by the formschneider. That block produced 12-15 thousand prints in eight editions. Dürer acquired a printing press to make his art available to everyone. He and his wife sold prints at fairs across Europe, which freed him from dependence on commissions from the rich. Today, I also draw and design (screen) prints and my wife and I travel and sell them at music festivals and fairs, as do a gang of our artist and printer friends from around the world. To commemorate the quincentennial anniversary of our particular strand of diy, I inked the rhino to work as a screen print and join the carnival one more time.