Family Is Not Blood • Autographed pigment print • Additional unique paint embellishment on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM archival paper • 11 x 17 inches
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by artist 3rd Version in a limited embellished edition of 11 • # 4/11
House of Roulx blind embossed stamping • Authentic Edition rubber stamp on verso • Letter of Authenticity
If thoughts and dreams were photographed then 3rd Version's (aka Ben Patterson) works would be just that. Bizarre animals, graffiti birdhouses, and child-like characters are all posed in surreal settings. There is an innocence reflected in his works, yet an underlying sadness that sits upon them. Rendered in a high low style, polished yet simple at times, Patterson's art emphasizes the dream and the possibility of change. Many works seem to be on the verge of a tipping point, depicted at the peak of a transition where the viewer is left to decide which direction it will take. Patterson pushes this idea of the contradictory state, where there is no absolution of right or wrong, no definitive choice, but only a harmonious variation where both exist.
Hand-Embellished, Signed and Numbered by 3rd Version
Limited Embellished Edition of 11
Additional Unique Paint Embellishment on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM Archival Paper