Larry Vienneau Jr.'s Profile
I lived in Alaska for 12 years. Though I left over ten years ago, my heart is still there. My “Raven Series” began in 1992 as book illustrations for an Alaskan Native writer John Smelcer ( http://www.johnsmelcer.com/books.html) and I have continued to explore the images associated with this incredible bird. I use traditional and fictional mythologies to create these image of Raven. These are Intaglio (etchings) prints on paper.
HOW I CREATE MY PRINTS
I often find inspiration from a traditional or historic account of the raven. First I decide on my title. Having a title helps me with the image and mood of the piece. Humor is often important but I also select titles that force the viewer to think more about the imagery.
Next I look through references to find the right pose...
- Joined October 18, 2009