Leaky Geode Totem • Autographed hand-embellished archival pigment print • Additional paint embellishment on Hahnemühle William Turner Matte Fine Art Paper, 310 GSM • 13 x 19 inches
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by artist Graham Yarrington in a limited edition of 3 • # 2/3
House of Roulx blind embossed stamping • Authentic Edition rubber stamp on verso • Letter of Authenticity
Growing up Rochester, New York, Graham Yarrington's work is informed by his childhood surroundings - “lots of open space and trees” - manifested in highly imaginative ink and gouache landscapes. Though his work is at times bright and fantastical, the stuff of daydreams and Grimm’s fairy tales, there is also a darkness that the artist can’t shake.
“I’ve always found that painting is the best therapy. I think that sadness and struggle will always play an important role in my growth as an artist.”
Yarrington’s images are haunted by mysterious shadowy giants and animal spirits, who navigate a world ripe with religious symbolism: totems, sacred objects, and Celtic tree knots, wrapped around rainbow-colored geodes or stones. “I’m not religious, but I think there are some religious themes that will be forever embedded in my subconscious as a result of being raised in a religious home. I think the combination of some sort of moral code with the downright creepy has always resonated with me.”
Graham is a graduate of Pratt Institute currently living and working in Brooklyn.
Hand-Embellished, Signed and Numbered by Graham Yarrington
Embellished Edition of 3
Additional Paint Embellishment on Hahnemühle William Turner Matte Fine Art Paper, 310 GSM