Note: purchasing of these prints is no longer a pre-order. Orders are currently shipping within 48 hours (excepting weekends and holidays).
In mid-September the original woodcuts from Arcanum Bestiarum will be officially debuting at the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle. Although conference attendees will have the first opportunity to peruse the entirety of the bestiary prints including editions and artist proofs, we’re offering a pre-order on the two beasts already unveiled by Three Hands Press: the Raven and the Scorpion. More species will be made available for online ordering following the release of Arcanum Bestiarum
To thank you for your support, all pre-orders will include a signed open edition printer’s ornament. The ornaments measure 11 x 6.5″ (2 x 7″ block size) and are printed using the same ink and paper as the limited editions. Allow me to select one at random for you, or let me know your preference when ordering: Ant, Chimera, Dragon, Hawk, Lioness (seen above) Ram (may be seen here), or “Revels.”
As with all of my prints, the Bestiary series were hand-carved in wood and printed on an etching press with archival oil based-black ink on hand-torn Rives BFK paper. I print with enough pressure to emboss the thick cotton rag paper and create as solid of a print as the wood will permit. Each print is titled, signed, and numbered.
Edition of 22 on Rives BFK
10.5 x 21.75″ (4.5 x 14.25″ block)
Edition of 33
10.5 x 11″ (4.5 x 4.5″ block)
Orders may be placed via my Etsy shop.
Pre-order on the Raven edition coming soon. Subscribe to our mailing list if you’d like to be e-mailed about pre-orders, special events, and new work.
10.5 x 11″ (4.5 x 4.5″ block)
This is just one of the over 50 new woodcuts created for Three Hands Press upcoming title, “Arcanum Bestiarum.” The series will debut in September at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference, but a few more pieces can be glimpsed right now in this video from the RAW Artists Solstice show.
The first showing of the original woodcut prints from the series will be at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference this September, though if you’d like a preview of a few select pieces I will be showing a couple at RAW:Solstice this Thursday night at the Bossanova Ballroom.
Print edition sales and further showings to be announced.
In chronological order for your convenience:
Out of the Woods: A Pop-up exhibition and sale
June 7 – 9
First Thursday Opening Reception: June 7, 5 â€“ 8:30
Gallery Open: June 8 & 9, 12 â€“ 4
618 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR
Just what have you been doing all year?
Exact date to be determined, but we’ll be announcing the project I’ve devoted the last 6 months to creating sometime in here.
RAW:Portland presents SOLSTICE
June 21st, 8pm – midnight
722 E Burnside, Portland, OR
Tickets available here, support my participation by selecting “Liv Rainey-Smith” when purchasing.
RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. I’ll be previewing two new works from the aforementioned project this night only — don’t miss it!
Printmaker’s Hand II
July 6 – 29
Northwind Arts Center
2409 Jefferson Street,Port Townsend, WA 98368
2012 Esoteric Book Conference
I’m thrilled to once more be a featured artist at this premiere esoteric event! Visit www.esotericbookconference.com for more information on featured artists, authors, publishers, and scholars.
Solo show at the PAN gallery
Further details as the date approaches.
I’ve recently been accepted into RAWartists and will be showing with them for the first time on June 21st! Join me at the Bossanova Ballroom for Solstice: an evening of mixed media, fashion and music. Tickets are available here for $10. Selecting my name when you purchase tickets supports my participation and is very much appreciated.
As for Serpentine Cthulhu here, he’s my latest unique colored artist proof painted with a mix of genuine serpentine, jadeite, zoisite, sodalite, Minnesota pipestone, vivianite, garnet, turquoise, and bronzite. As you can see, he’s substantially different from the first green Cthulhu proof. He’ll be framed and available at the Solstice event.
After months of carving and printing, the Big Project is entering its next phase. No previews for you yet, but the entire new body of prints is set to debut this fall. Expect to begin seeing previews over the next few months.
The 2012 HPLFF is nearly upon us and I’m determined to crawl out of my art cave and enjoy the festival. “Early bird” discounts on tickets end today at 5pm. Discounts aside, procrastinators be warned, because the Hollywood theatre has upgraded their seats and installed tables in some theatres, there are less tickets available to begin with. The festival usually sells out during the night, but this year it might sell out ahead of time.
Last I heard, VIP tickets were down to just a couple available. VIP tickets include all of the goodies listed here, as well as a few unlisted items — such as a mini woodcut print from me!
Look for my display of fine editioned mythos woodcuts in the vendor’s room — we’ll have a number of framed and unframed works available including the nearly sold out Cthulhu necronomicon page and a few one-of-a-kind hand-colored proofs. Hope to see you there!
I’m sure by now you’ve noticed a distinct lack of blog updates here. I isn’t that nothing is happening, quite the opposite in fact! For the past few months I’ve been focused on creating on my largest body of work to date. As excited as I am, I’m not unveiling the new prints until later this year at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. Hope to see you there!