In the “Blood Simple” category there are references, farther down, to three fine art publications from Henry Wessells’ “Temporary Culture Press” with Judith Clute original etchings bound in: 2008, “Forever Peace”, a poem by Joe Haldeman; 2013, “Against the Art of War”, poems by Ernest Hilbert and Henry Wessells; 2015, “Extended Range; Or, the Accession Label” a short story by Henry Wessells.
These books have sold out and purchasers include Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, and Yale University.
The etchings below are printed in editions limited to 9 prints. The price of each unframed print is £90. And framed: £200.
The first etching displayed here, below, is from 2018, and has the title “Blood Simple”. Its framed size is 520 x 405 mm.
As a sidebar in 2008 when I started to design for Henry Wessells, I warmed to the task of making further etchings about the strangeness of guns and fighting. Here is “Sighting” from 2008. Plate size is 185 x 195 mm. It is in an edition of 9. See below.
And a variation, registering two plates. This one has been used for the invitation to “an arts lab continuum” at Spitalfields Studios, 5 July 2018. It is titled “Sighting v1”. Plate size 185 x 195 mm. See below.
This print “Peace?” happened because I needed to add to one of the plates, “Decal”, from 2008. There are more combinations. But this one’s paper size is 375 x 280 mm. See below.
Another composition with the inner plate being from 2008. Its sad title is “Tally”, referring to men lost in the Battle of the Somme. But the title of this combination print is “Style Sheet”. Its page size is 275 x 280 mm.
Here is a variant on one of the etchings from “Against the Art of War” and it is from 2015. Its title is “Antaeus v1” and its plate size is 150 x 95 mm. See below.
“Madonna Guard 1” from 2015. Its plate size is 183 138 mm. See below.
“Planted v2” from 2017. Plate size is 152 x 138 mm. See below.
“Clade v1”. Here is a variation on one of the plates done for Henry Wessells in 2013. Plate size is 150 x 95 mm. See below.
“Condemned v1” from 2008. Plate size is 140 x 95 mm. See below.
This is the sole artist’s proof of a work for Henry Wessells’s publication of Joe Haldeman’s Forever Peace. To Stop War. I wish I had kept it but I discarded this plate because I was unhappy with the aquatint. It’s image size is 150 x 98 mm and it was made in 2007. See below.
“Against…” from 2013. Plate size is 150 x 95 mm. See below.
“Consigliere” from 2008. Plate size 215 x 147 mm. See below.