It was my pleasure to conceive and curate this group show at Ink Poople Center For The Arts Brenda Tuxford Gallery in Eureka
Here is my contribution: The Shesh Besh Loom
Board games are a good way to pass time in between. And very few games hold the balance between luck and skill as delicately as Shesh Besh (aka BackGammon.) This millenia old stage is the scene of two tribes weaving in migration through eachother in opposing directions, their march dictated by the roll of a pair of dice.
A set of simple rules makes the flow of the game effortless… almost meditative… allowing the mind to wander free into other realms.
There was a short stint in 2018 where the idea of making a graphic novel with Ancient civilization and sci-fi alien themes surfaced… it felt overwhelmingly heavy and went back to the fermentation chamber, but some sample drawings made it through the test of time waiting for the green light to resurface…
All the hours and days and years of graphic poster and flyer design have yealded quite a collection of digital photoshop collage material that is perfect for this digital environment. Of course some political and social justice subplot emerges.