Print of "Setting the Bit" by Joshua Moore

Print of "Setting the Bit" by Joshua Moore



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Joshua Moore

Joshua Moore

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Paper, oil paints, paints, brush, canvas


Height: 20 Inches; Width: 27 Inches


This is a giclée print of my painting titled, "Setting the Bit." This is from "The Copper Ghosts Collection" that honors Michigan copper miners. Long before the gold rush there was the Michigan copper rush. With the depiction of mountain landscapes, portraits of miners, and scenes from their lives, I’ve tried to tell the story of what it meant to be a miner in Michigan, the more intimate struggle that may be hard to get from a history book.

The miners in the mid-1800s inserted a metal bit into the rock and then hammered it by hand. After each blow, the bit would be rotated a quarter turn. In this way, they drilled holes into the rock where dynamite was later inserted. The men who worked together and to have great trust in each other. Often family, brothers or father and son worked in the mine together.

Art can be very powerful. With my work, I try to paint the beauty in humanity. I am dedicated to creating art for the sake of the people, art that tells a story and honors the good things in humanity.

The print is 27 inches wide by 20 inches tall, printed on paper, and hand signed by the artist.